ICJ calls for Council to demand robust action on Syria by Security Council

The ICJ again called on the Human Rights Council to request the Security Council to immediately refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court and urgently take effective humanitarian measures.

Taking into account the continued and rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, the ICJ noted the systematic and widespread attacks against the civilian population by Government forces, as well as serious human rights abuses and IHL violations by anti-Government forces.

The statement was delivered today during an interactive dialogue with the Council-mandated Commission of Inquiry on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic as part of the Human Rights Council’s 22nd regular session (25 February to 22 March 2013).

Syria-HRC22-Item4-SyriaCOI-LegalSubmission-2013 (download full statement in PDF)

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