ISIS victims now have a platform focused on bringing justice and accountability to the perpetrators of ISIS crimes. The first constituent meeting of the ISIS victims platform in North and East Syria was held Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Qamishli, Syria. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, representatives of civil society organizations, tribal dignitaries, and human rights activists, as well as families of victims of ISIS. This meeting follows a series of prior sub-meetings held in Raqqa and Hasakah.
The meeting began with a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs, followed by a speech by Professor Mohamed Balchi, Director of the organization Fight for Humanity. Balchi emphasized that the platform represents the voice of the victims and aims to bring the suffering of all those affected by the terrorist organization ISIS to international forums, in order to establish fair trials for the perpetrators of these crimes.
Balchi indicated that several meetings have been held with human rights organizations working in the same field in Iraq to conduct a full survey to count the number of Daesh victims, develop a clear action plan to reintegrate survivors into society, and demand moral and material compensation.
During the meeting, discussions and interventions were held by participants, most of which focused on the proposed founding document of this platform and the points to be added. The meeting concluded with the election of members of the governing body of the platform.