Accountability for Crimes Committed by ISIL – Why Austria should join Germany in the support of the UN Missions to Iraq

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On the 30th November 2021, a former ISIL Fighter and his wife were convicted by a Frankfurt court in Germany for genocide and crimes against humanity under the German “Völkerstrafgesetzbuch” (German International Criminal Code) in a landmark trial based on universal jurisdiction. A significant part of the indictment in the Taha al-J. – case focused…