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Media invitation for press briefing

13/05/2020

Briefing on cumulative charges against foreign terrorist fighters

Dear media representatives,

To improve justice for victims of returning foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), prosecutors are more and more cumulating charges for terrorism-related offences and war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. This would ensure full criminal responsibility of perpetrators and higher sentences. These cumulative charges are the theme of the 5th EU Day against Impunity for War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide on 23 May this year. 

In the run-up to this day, Eurojust and the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (the Genocide Network) would like to invite you to participate in an online video briefing for the media on Tuesday 19 May from 15.00 until 16.00.

In this press briefing, the following specialised prosecutors will participate, together with the Head of the Genocide Network Secretariat, Mr Matevz Pezdirc:

  • Mr Christian Ritscher, Head of the War Crimes Unit, Public Prosecutor Office, Germany, on ‘Prosecuting ISIS spouses for war crimes’;
  • Ms Nicole Vogelenzang, Head of the International Crimes Unit, Public Prosecutor Office, The Netherlands, on ‘Prosecuting selfies with deceased as war crimes’

If you would like to participate in this online briefing, please register via the following email address by Monday 18 May, 14.00: media@eurojust.europa.eu.

Once you have registered, we will send you a link for the video briefing in time.

For further information:

Ton van Lierop
Eurojust Spokesman
00 31 70 412 5518
Mobile: 00 31 6 27194773
tvanlierop@eurojust.europa.eu

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