Kuwait and Sweden reiterated their full commitment to follow up on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2401 demanding ceasefire in Syria and the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need as the Assad regime and its allies continue to violate the UN resolution. Kuwait and Sweden, who submitted the draft of UNSC resolution 2401, said they were keen on the full implementation of the resolution calling for…
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday reiterated calls for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court as he stressed that accountability for serious violations is a requirement under international law and central to achieving sustainable peace in the country. The Assad regime, Iranian militias and Russian forces have committed the gravest violations in Syria. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria earlier confirmed the Assad…
The United Nations called on the Assad regime to respect international humanitarian law and to protect civilians trapped in the town of Douma in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. The Assad regime and Russia forced most of eastern Ghouta residents to leave their homes in the largest mass forced displacement and demographic change operation in Syria since the revolution began in 2011. “The UN calls on all parties to…
A UN quasi-prosecutorial body said that war crimes investigators and activists have amassed an “overwhelming volume” of testimony, images and videos documenting atrocities committed during Syria’s war. The team, led by former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel, said it is preparing case files and has engaged with war crimes investigative units of various states including in Europe, whose courts can exercise universal jurisdiction to prosecute. In the future, an existing body…
The United Nations has come under fire for sharing the coordinates of hospitals in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta with Russia, only for one of them to be bombed days later, according to The Telegraph newspaper. One of the hospitals whose details were shared with the UN on March 12 - in the Arbeen neighborhood of besieged eastern Ghouta - was targeted in a direct strike on March 20.…
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