They are the humanitarian frontline – the Emergencies Team.
In times of war and crisis, it is often the “E-Team” that is first on the scene. Human Rights Watch’s emergency investigators gather evidence of war crimes and human rights abuses from Syria to Iraq and across the globe.
They are the subject of a new documentary, “The E-Team.”
“I wanted people to know what is behind this line in the report that says ‘Syrian government has committed war crimes,’” Anna Neistat, an investigator who stars in the film, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.
“I just wanted people to understand that it's not that we roll out of bed in the morning and come up with these types of accusations, but that actually it's days and months and years of meticulous work in the field, putting all this evidence together, that allows us to make these kind of conclusions.”
Click above to watch Amanpour’s full conversation with Neistat and director Ross Kauffman.