US-backed SDF in Syria has asked the international community to convene a special tribunal to prosecute and try ISIS members that have been detained seeing as ISIS had been defeated after Baghouz fell over the weekend. SDF hopes that the tribunal will be set up in Northern Syria where the majority of the terrorists were detained.
The request for the special tribunal is to make sure that the trials are conducted fairly and in accordance with international law and human rights covenants and charters. The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria had appealed but with no response to the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards members of the terrorist organization detained by Kurdish security forces. The appeal was mainly for countries with foreign ISIS fighters detained in Syria from Europe and America but to no avail.
The US-led Coalition said on Saturday that more than 60,000 ISIS members and civilians – most of whom are ISIS families – had surrendered or fled from Baghouz over the past month.
The international tribunal is being considered as the best way to bring to justice ISIS terrorists as well as help Syria heal, reconcile and rebuild what was destroyed in the over 4-year war.
In the past, two international tribunals were created by the international community: the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which tried genocide perpetrators in the African country, and the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which tried those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in wars that tore apart the Balkans in the 1990s.