Press release from Ministry of Justice

Sweden to host expert meeting on ISIS tribunal

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On Monday 3 June, civil servants from Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands and other countries and organisations will take part in an expert meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a tribunal or some other legal mechanism to prosecute people who fought for the terrorist group ISIS on the ground in Syria and Iraq. Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg will be available for comment in connection with the meeting.

Time:
Place: Bella, Rödbodgatan 6, Stockholm

Admission 13.30. Please bring your press credentials.

Citizens from many European countries travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the terrorist group ISIS. The geographical distance to evidence and testimony constitutes a challenge for the Member States’ national legal systems to prosecute these individuals. Administering justice in the region, by means of a tribunal or some other legal mechanism, could complement national legal proceedings and contribute to accountability for the crimes committed during the conflict in Syria and Iraq. This could ultimately lead to more convictions. The Swedish Government has therefore taken the initiative to, and will host, a meeting of civil servant experts to discuss possible ways forward. Representatives of Sweden Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and the UK will take part in the meeting, as will representatives of the EU and UNITAD.

Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg will be available for comment in connection with the meeting.

To register for the media briefing, please contact Press Officer Joakim Höjer.

For more information, please contact Press Secretaries Natali Sial or Mikael Grinbaum.

Contact

Joakim Höjer
Press Officer, Ministry of Justice
Phone +46 8 405 93 21
Mobile +46 76 134 73 98
email to Joakim Höjer
Natali Sial
Press Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg
Mobile +46 72 520 54 49
email to Natali Sial
Mikael Grinbaum
Press Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46(0)70-3632073
email to Mikael Grinbaum