Syria : human rights council requests establishment of UN-led fact finding mission, international community must continue to act

The United Nations Human Rights Council today convened a special session on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic.

By affirmative vote of 26 of the 47 members, the Council adopted a resolution on the human rights crisis in Syria.

While welcoming the content of the resolution, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressed regret that the Human Rights Council was unable to adopt a resolution on such a critical situation without consensus. The ICJ had called on the Council to take strong and unanimous action in response to the ongoing gross human rights violations committed by the Syrian security forces, including members of the Presidential guard and pro-regime militia.

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