SYRIA: JUSTICE MINISTRY SIGNS AGREEMENT ON COUNTER-TERRORISM & DOCUMENTING WAR CRIMES. (13.05.2014)
Damascus, (SANA) Justice Ministry and Arab Center for Documenting War Crimes and Legal Prosecution signed a memo of understanding for cooperation regarding counterterrorism and documenting war crimes.
Assistant Justice Minister Judge Taisir al-Samadi said the war waged on Syria necessitates documenting war crimes committed by Syria's enemies and prosecuting them, be they states, organizations, or individuals, and this includes anyone who funded, instigated, or spread takfiri mentality.
He said the Ministry has been working to document crimes against public and private properties, civilians, army personnel, security personnel, archeological sites, and cultural heritage for over a year.
In turn, member of Arab Center Hala al-Asaad said legal documentation is one of the most important bases for proving war crimes, and that the Center will employ Arab and international experts to do the necessary research.
The Arab Center has managed to prosecute 5 Israeli figures including an incumbent minister for committing war crimes in the July 2006 war.