23 October 2019

The Minister of Justice and Security has asked the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies to investigate "the added value of a specialized public prosecutor who would specifically focus on the prosecution of IS fighters for genocide". The report was written by NIOD researcher Thijs Bouwknegt.

The report ‘Investigation, prosecution and trial of international crimes in the Netherlands’ maps the relevant context, legal frameworks and legal infrastructure regarding the investigation, prosecution and trial of international crimes in the Netherlands. It can be consulted via the website of the Government of the Netherlands. Minister Grapperhaus sent the report to the House of Representatives on 16 October 2019.