ICJ calls for protection of Syria’s civilian population

The ICJ today called on all States to bolster humanitarian relief efforts and extend the reach of such efforts inside Syria.

In an Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the ICJ called on the Human Rights Council to continue to give attention to the situation in Syria, including by requesting the Security Council to urgently take effective measures aimed at the cessation of the large-scale loss of life in the country and to end the indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilians and civilian objects, as well as any use of chemical weapons.

The Interactive Dialogue took place under Item 4 of the Human Rights Council’s agenda (human rights situations that require the Council’s attention) during the 24th regular session of the Council (9 to 27 September 2013).

Syria-HRC24-Item4-OralStatement-LegalSubmission-2013 (download full statement in PDF)

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