The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM): a laboratory of new expertise in international fact-finding

While the Syrian State has closed its borders to hide facts currently occurring in its territory, international bodies have never had so much information and evidence on a conflict, thanks to the use of technologies. The collection of this evidence even prompted the United Nations General Assembly to set up a new type of fact-finding mission: the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (M3I) to analyse and preserve this evidence. Bringing together a new type of experts in international investigations, this mechanism constitutes a true laboratory that requires an in-depth study.