Qatar has reaffirmed that ensuring accountability and criminal justice along with holding accountable all those responsible for violations and crimes in Syria will contribute to putting an end to these crimes and violations.
During a side event held in Geneva on Thursday on the next steps to activate accountability mechanism in Syria, Representative of Qatar to the UN in Vienna Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri said: “It has become clear to all based on reports and documents published by the United Nations and other reliable bodies that most serious violations and atrocities committed against the Syrian people since the outbreak of the peaceful Syrian revolution in 2011 were carried out by the Syrian regime and its allies.”
The event was organized by Qatar’s Permanent Mission to UN in Geneva in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein on the margins of 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Al-Mansouri stressed that these violations and crimes continued to increase and escalate with total impunity both at the national and international level.
“All those responsible for these violations and crimes must be held accountable if the international community is to proceed with upholding the rule of law, justice and establishing security and peace in Syria,” Al-Mansouri added.
“Syria has witnessed most egregious violations and humanitarian tragedies” Al-Mansouri said. He added: “Many countries, including Qatar, believe that the absence of accountability for violations and crimes committed in Syria was a major cause for committing further violations and crimes.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)