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UN approves resolution to probe Syria war crimes
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Wednesday to establish an independent panel to investigation possible war crimes in Syria. The resolution, approved by a vote of 105 to 15 against, with 52 abstentions, will establish the International, I (More)
UN rights chief calls for end to systematic killing of civilians in Aleppo
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday accused Syrian pro-government forces of going door to door and systematically killing civilians in at least four neighborhoods. The killings have reportedly resulted in at least (More)
HRW: Russia and Syria have commited war crimes in Aleppo
The Russian/Syrian coalition committed war crimes in Aleppo during September and October, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. HRW alleges that the bombings constitute war crimes, as the bombings appear to be recklessly hitting civilians and in (More)
UN urges international community to help protect civilians in eastern Aleppo
UN officials urged the international community on Wednesday to unite with the UN Security Council to protect civilians in the war-torn eastern Aleppo region of Syria. UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, stated that there is a "humanita (More)
US concludes Syria airstrikes not in violation of international law
US Central Command concluded on Wednesday that airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition near Dayr az Zawr, Syria, in September did not violate international law. According to Russian sources , the strike killed 60 soldiers loyal to Syrian Pr (More)
Germany lawyers file suit against Syria president for war crimes in Aleppo
A group of German lawyers on Monday announced the filing of charges against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, alleging that he committed war crimes in Aleppo. As Germany has the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows countries to sue fore (More)
Amesty: US must disclose civilian deaths resulting from Syria airstrikes
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday demanded that the US "come clean" about the civilian deaths resulting from US airstrikes in Syria over the last two years. Stating that it believes that the US has failed to take necessary precautions, AI con (More)
UN rights chief terms bombing of Aleppo 'crimes of historic proportions'
UN High Commissioner for of Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Friday expressed outrage over the human rights crisis in Syria, stating that, "he violations and abuses suffered by people across the country, including the siege and bombardment of (More)
Putin dismisses suggestions of war crime charges against Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected suggestions that his country could face war crimes charges because of its role in the airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria. Putin was primarily responding to remarks from France President Francois Hollande that the (More)
France seeks ICC options for Aleppo war crimes investigation
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault stated Monday that France intends to pursue avenues for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to initiate an investigation into the alleged war crimes committed by Syrian and Russian forces in Aleppo. Sy (More)