ISIS fighters returning to Europe from conflicts in Iraq and Syria should be charged with war crimes and genocide, said the Genocide Network, an agency backed by Eurojust that investigates core international crimes. In a report unveiled on May 23, the Genocide network said that a number of terrorist organisations including ISIS,

Jabhat al-Nusra and its affiliates should be prosecuted by national authorities not only for terrorist offences but also for war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide, which are considered as “core international crimes”.

“ISIS has fulfilled criteria according to International Humanitarian Law as a party to a non- international armed conflict in Iraq and Syria acting as an organised non-state armed group,” reads the report.

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