Syria: accountability for human rights violations and international crimes paramount, security council must act

The ICJ and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) stressed that accountability for human rights violations and alleged crimes is paramount, including for all those under the command of the Syrian authorities.

These include members of the Presidential Guard, the Fourth Division of the Army and the Shabbiha “civilian militia” forces.

The ICJ and OMCT welcomed the resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council, strongly condemning the continued grave and systematic human rights violations committed by the Syrian authorities and establishing an independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the human rights situation in the country.

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