Human Rights Council: ICJ oral intervention on the situation in Syria

During the 19th session of the Human Rights Council, a Special Debate was held on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic.

In an oral statement during that Debate, the ICJ expressed deep concern on the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria.

It emphasised that the Security Council should take meaningful steps to break the cycle of impunity, including by referring the situation to the International Criminal Court, and that the General Assembly should take steps towards the suspension of Syria’s rights in the Assembly until its authorities comply with the Commission of Inquiry recommendations and put a stop to the gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law, and hold those responsible to account.

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