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Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic


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The conflict in Syria reaches a tipping point: violence at unimaginable levels

The conflict in Syria reaches a tipping point: violence at unimaginable levels

Warning of a regional war in the Middle East, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria foresees violent repercussions in Syria from events in neighbouring Iraq.
19 June 2014
Open wounds: torture and ill-treatment in Syria

Open wounds: torture and ill-treatment in Syria

A new thematic paper produced by the UN Human Rights Office on torture in Syria highlights horrific accounts from victims of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment by Government forces and some armed opposition groups.
28 May 2014
Terrorised population in Syria deserves a political solution, states UN Commission

Terrorised population in Syria deserves a political solution, states UN Commission

Syrians want a peaceful resolution to the conflict and accountability for the crimes committed in their country, the Commission of Inquiry on Syria tells the Human Rights Council.
3 April 2014
Assault on medical care: a distinct and chilling reality of the civil war in Syria

Assault on medical care: a distinct and chilling reality of the civil war in Syria

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, in a special report to the 24th Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva has focused attention on the assault on medical care of the sick and wounded, as one of the “most alarming features of the Syrian conflict.”
8 October 2013
Commission of Inquiry on Syria: civilians bearing the brunt of the “unrelenting spiral of violence”

Commission of Inquiry on Syria: civilians bearing the brunt of the “unrelenting spiral of violence”

The Commission of Inquiry on Syria alerts the Human Rights Council on escalating levels of violence and renews its call for a diplomatic resolution of the conflict in Syria.
18 September 2012
More human rights abuses in Syria as conflict escalates - Commission of Inquiry

More human rights abuses in Syria as conflict escalates - Commission of Inquiry

The Commission of Inquiry on Syria presents its report to the Human Rights Council on the events in Al-Houla, amidst fears of further militarization of the crisis and worsening human rights violations in Syria.
28 June 2012
UN Human Rights council holds a fourth special session to discuss the Syrian crisis

UN Human Rights council holds a fourth special session to discuss the Syrian crisis

In a statement read on her behalf by Marcia V.J.Kran, Director at the UN Human Rights office, Pillay called for an “immediate end to all forms of violence and human rights violations by all parties.”
1 June 2012
The Human Rights Council calls on the Syrian Government to immediately end attacks on civilians

The Human Rights Council calls on the Syrian Government to immediately end attacks on civilians

Condemning the continued widespread and systematic human rights violations in Syria, the Human Rights Council passes a resolution calling for an immediate end to all human rights violations and attacks against Syrian civilians.
1 March 2012
Syria in turmoil – the UN Human Rights Council acts again

Syria in turmoil – the UN Human Rights Council acts again

Allegations of human rights violations arising from this year’s demonstrations in Syria are to be investigated by an international commission of inquiry acting on behalf of the Human Rights Council.
5 September 2011
Human Rights Council: Stop human rights violations in Syria

Human Rights Council: Stop human rights violations in Syria

UN Human Rights Council requests Syria to stop all human rights violations, and asks the UN Human Rights office to dispatch an investigative team.
5 May 2011