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Amal Clooney Says Evidence of ISIS’ Crimes Should be Collected

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Amal Clooney meets with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York City, New York, March 10, 2017. EuropaNewswire—Gado Getty Images

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is calling for a collection of evidence of ISIS’ violent crimes.

During a conference on accountability for crimes in Iraq and Syria, Clooney said a collection would help to eventually hold the perpetrators of “the worst crimes of our generation” accountable, according to the Guardian.

Clooney is currently advising members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, a minority group that was overrun by ISIS in 2014. The group was massacred and subject to forcible conversions by ISIS fighters and Yazidi women have suffered sexual abuse, the Guardian reports. Yazidi refugees who could one day testify against ISIS are now in Europe.

A unit supported by the UN is gathering evidence about ISIS’ war crimes in Syria, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said.

A warrant on genocide charges against ISIS fighters is currently being prepared, a German federal prosecutor, Christian Ritscher, said at the conference.