Yes, of course, we want to involve the international community, and this is part of our work, Nadia Murad's work with Amal Clooney for the past almost three years to get the UN Security Council to pass the resolution to investigate ISIS crimes. The problem is that the process is super slow; it does not move.
As I mentioned, in September of last year, the resolution was passed and since then we have tried to push the team to go and collect the evidence from these mass graves. But the team is not ready. It's not deployed. It's not on the ground to do the work. Iraq decided to open the mass graves themselves without any international oversight, and so we contacted the Iraqi government through the U.S. government and we made sure they stopped the process for now until further notice. Hopefully the UN team can join them to at least observe the process.
This is part of what we do, but with regard to what we were mentioning in terms of local government and reconstruction, we just want to make sure that the community is part of the solution and is involved so they can rebuild their own areas by themselves, or be part of the process. For example, instead of taking those local officials who were controlling Sinjar prior to 2014 and during 2014 to court, or basically asking them questions about why they left and why they did not warn the Yazidi community that ISIS would attack it, they are now getting the same officials to go back and run Sinjar again without any accountability.
This is the problem. We Yazidis want to see ISIS criminals in court and in an international court, of course. This is what we would have preferred this whole time. In fact, I wish and we want to see something like the Nuremberg trials or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa or something similar, at which ISIS members can confess to, especially, the sexual violence they committed against Yazidi women and children. We want to see that.
As Matthew mentioned, ISIS members who have been taken to court in Iraq are being charged with terrorism charges only. They have not mentioned—not in any case that I've seen—any of their involvement in the sexual enslavement of Yazidi women, and that is what we want to see. That's why we want the international community to be involved in this process.