Charge IS foreign fighters with war crimes — EU justice agency

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Islamic State group “foreign fighters” returning home from the conflict in Iraq and Syria should be charged with war crimes, an EU-backed body said on Saturday.

Many such suspects currently only face charges under domestic terrorism laws, said the Genocide Network, a body set up in 2002 by the European Union to coordinate between national investigators and prosecutors.

But they could face wider charges under international laws covering some of the worst crimes that happen during the conflict, including genocide and crimes against humanity, said the network which is based at Europe’s judicial cooperation agency Eurojust.

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