The Joint Investigation Team is appealing for affidavits from victims. The affidavits are based on a tick-box survey, must be signed before a witness entitled to administer oaths and contain an anonymous part that will be published here.
It can be used in all American, UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions. Courts in other countries accept the same format but might require one template to be submitted in their native language. Translations of the affidavit template into other languages are in progress now. Once a translation is submitted, affidavits completed by victims in other languages can be used as corroborating evidence in your court case as each offence is codified with an index number in arabic numerals which are universally understood.
The final version of the affidavit template was released on 17 November 2018 in Open Office format to be filled out by victims on a computer. Open Office is exactly like Word just free to download and use.
Do not fill out the PDF version posted here as there is no way to process print copies.
Do not fill out the survey using Microsoft Word as the formatting will be corrupted!
PLEASE NOTE: A NEW AND FINAL VERSION of the affidavit template was released on 17 November 2018! Please transfer your data to the new version if you downloaded the previous template from 21 July 2018!
The modifications of the affidavit template were in order to avoid legal liabilities like libel claims against the JIT, and to streamline the affidavits:
- Section 1 Private Information and Scale & Duration of Targeting that used to straddle the private and public parts of the template have been merged and moved to the public part.
- The Table of Contents has been removed as the Author’s Cross-Check already provided an index.
- The Private Perpetrator List, Dying Declaration and the full-text sections entitled Quotes, Conclusions and Message and Appeal to Judges, Police & Government have been removed at the end.
- All other sections remain unchanged.
(Detailed contents listing with timestamps below.)
Please submit your affidavit to the email addresses listed in the Explanatory Notes. Ensure you:
✓ Followed the instructions.
✓ Notarised your affidavit (signed before a witness authorised to administer oaths).
✓ Included a copy of your photo-ID (passport, ID card, driver’s licence) with serial no. covered up.
For victims in Belgium, France & other French-speaking countries
You can find a person entitled to administer oaths at your local town hall or municipality. Victims in Belgium report that the charge for the witnessing the signature is about 8 EUR.
Some officials might require the form on the last page of the affidavit to be in French. Therefore, print off this French version of the final page and take it along with you when you go to have your signature witnessed by a person entitled to administer oaths. Make sure to enter the very same document authentication code in the footer that you have chosen on the main affidavit. Also delete the yellow high-lighting and the square brackets:
Guide on filling out the affidavit
Here is the time-stamp index for the video:
- 0:00 INTRODUCTION
- 1:28 Where to find the documents and the OpenOffice software
- 6:37 CHANGES TO THE AFFIDAVIT TEMPLATE: new FINAL version from 17 November 2018, old outdated version from 21 July 2018
- 7:44 What has changed between the template versions and why
- 17:57 Writing your PRIVATE Perpetrators List and Dying Declaration as insurance measures
- 28:28 TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW TEMPLATE: only necessary if you downloaded the template BEFORE 17 November 2018
- 31:17 HOW TO FILL OUT THE AFFIDAVIT TEMPLATE
- 32:09 Author’s Cross Check
- 34:05 Section 1 – Targeting in General
- 44:49 Section 2 – Classical Crime
- 48:20 How to fill out the central tick-box survey
- 51:40 Evidence column & What counts as evidence
- 1:04:02 Section 71 – Listing your own issues of importance
- 1:10:19 Section 72 – Threats & Retaliation for Writing the Affidavit
- 1:12:29 Section 73 – Warfare Operations
- 1:12:53 Sections 74-76 – Human Rights Violations
- 1:16:43 Sections 78-79 – Denial of Help & Self-Help
- 1:17:30 Section 80 – Costs
- 1:20:40 Sections 81-82 – Body Diagrams
- 1:23:08 Section 83 – Perpetrator List
- 1:26:16 Statement of Truth & Witnessing your signature
- 1:29:31 THE EXPLANATORY NOTES
- 1:36:06 Overview
- 1:37:51 Quick Guide to filling out the affidavit template
- 1:38:10 About the Survey
- 1:42:22 Step-by-Step Guide to filling out the affidavit template
- 1:48:20 Body Diagrams – using OpenOffice drawing tools
- 1:49:24 Perpetrator List – examples of how to name people
- 1:54:33 Converting your affidavit into PDF
- 1:56:17 Statement of Truth, witnessing the oath & Scanning the page into PDF
- 1:58:40 Captain’s Cross-Check
- 2:05:08 Sending your affidavit to the JIT
- 2:09:06 How your affidavit will be processed
- 21:12:33 Recognising your own anonymised affidavit
- 2:14:18 SUMMARY RUN-THROUGH
- 2:17:29 How your affidavit will be used