Press releases and meeting summaries

Back

COMMISSION PRESS RELEASES

2019

  • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Continued hostilities and lawlessness countrywide render safe and sustainable returns impossible - 28 February 2019
    English | العربية
    Press Conference - English

  • 2018

    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Unparalleled numbers of Syrians displaced in under six months - 12 September 2018
      English | العربية

    • Press Statement on presentation of oral report to the Human Rights Council - 26 June 2018
      English

    • The siege and recapture of eastern Ghouta marked by war crimes, crimes against humanity -  20 June 2018
      English | العربية

    • Press statement on on the alleged use of chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta -  13 April 2018
      English | العربية

    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Amid the ruins of Ar-Raqqah and Dayr al-Zawr, calls for justice and accountability by victims and families must be urgently addressed - 6 March 2018
      English | العربية

    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria Condemns Upsurge in Violence in the Idlib Governorate and eastern Ghouta: Syrian Arab Republic - 6 February 2018
      English | العربية

    2017

    • Human Rights Council President appoints Hanny Megally of Egypt to serve on Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic - 13 October 2017
      English | العربية

    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Despite tenuous progress on de-escalation in some locations in Syria, civilians continue to suffer from wide-ranging human rights violations and abuse - 6 September 2017
      English | العربية

    • Statement of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria Regarding the Announcement of the Resignation of Ms. Carla Del Ponte - 6 August 2017
      English

    • Commission of Inquiry on Syria calls for justice on the occasion of the third anniversary of ISIL’s attack on the Yazidis - 3 August 2017
      English | العربية | Kurdish
    • Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic - UN Syria Commission Condemns Khan Shikhoun Attack - 4 April 2017
      العربية | English
    • Warring parties continued to target civilians for abuses over last seven months – UN Commission - 14 March 2017
      English
    • Aleppo aerial campaign deliberately targeted hospitals and humanitarian convoy amounting to war crimes, while armed groups’ indiscriminate shelling terrorised civilians – UN Commission - 1 March 2017
      العربية | English

    2016

    • Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic As peace talks stall, violence soars once again in Syria – New UN report - 6 September 2016
      English | العربية
    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria Condemns Unlawful Attacks in the Syrian Arab Republic - 11 May 2016
      English

    2015

    • The Commission of Inquiry on Syria Welcomes the UN Security Council’s Road Map for Peace in the Syrian Arab Republic - 21 December 2015
      English
    • Video Press Conference by COI on the Syrian Arab Republic - 12 November 2015
      English
    • Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Commission on Inquiry on Syria - 21 September 2015
      English
    • Video Press Conference by COI on the Syrian Arab Republic - 3 September 2015
      English
    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: No end in sight for Syrian civilians - 3 September 2015
      English Press conference opening remarks by Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro - 3 September 2015
      English
    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: No end in sight for Syrian civilians - 3 September 2015
      English
    • Commission of Inquiry on Syria welcomes release of three human rights defenders held by the Government  - 14 August 2015
      English
    • Oral Update of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic - 23 June 2015
      English 
    • UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Impunity prevails as little progress is made towards securing peace and justice for Syrians - 20 February 2015
      English

    2014

    • UN Commission of Inquiry: Syrian victims reveal ISIS’s calculated use of brutality and indoctrination - 14 November 2014
      English
    • Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security: UN commission of inquiry - 27 August 2014
      English

    2013

    • UN panel concludes that enforced disappearances in Syria widespread and being used as tactic of war - 19 December 2013
      English العربية
    • Commission of inquiry on Syria to brief General Assembly, Monday 29 July - 26 July 2013
      English
    • Press release from the Commission of Inquiry on Syria (chemical weapons) - 6 May 2013
      English Arabic French
    • UN Commission of Inquiry releases update on Syria - 11 March 2013
      English
    • UN commission of inquiry: all parties becoming increasingly reckless with human life as the Syrian conflict drags on - 18 February 2013
      English Arabic French Spanish Russian Chinese

    2012

    • Syria Commission of Inquiry releases new update - 20 December 2012
      English Arabic French
    • Syrian Government forces and anti-Government groups responsible for war crimes: UN Commission of Inquiry - 15 August 2012
      English Arabic
    • Press Release by Commission of Inquiry on Syria (Periodic Update) - 16 April 2012
      English

    2011

    • The findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria – 28 November 2011
      English
    • Members of Commission of Inquiry on Syria meet in Geneva – 27 September 2011
      English
    • President of Human Rights Council appoints International Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in Syria – 12 September 2011
      English

MEETING SUMMARIES

2015

  • Human Rights Council adopts ten texts, extends mandates on Syria, Iran, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Myanmar - 27 March 2015
    English
  • Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria Human Rights Council - 17 March 2015
    English

2014

  • Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Syria MORNING/MIDDAY - 16 September 2014
    English
  • Human Rights council holds interactive dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Syria - 17 June 2014
    English
  • Human Rights Council extends mandates on Syria, Iran, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Myanmar - 28 March 2014
    English
  • Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Syria - 18 March 2014
    English

2013

  • Council condemns all violations of Human Rights in Syria, urges the Government to cooperate with the Commission of Inquiry - 14 June 2013
    English
  • Council condemns gross violations of human rights by Syria, asks Commission of Inquiry to Conduct Inquiry into events in Al Qusayr - 29 May 2013
    English
  • Human Rights Council extends mandates on Syria, Iran and freedom of religion or belief - 22 March 2013
    English

2012

  • Council adopts five texts, appoints Members of Advisory Committee, Commission of Inquiry on Syria, Special Rapporteurs – 28 September 2012 (afternoon)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council extends the mandates of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria and the Independent Expert on Sudan – 28 September 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council holds Interactive dialogue with Chair of International Commission of Inquiry on Syria – 17 September 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council appoints Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, extends mandates on Côte d'Ivoire and Somalia; Adopts Resolutions on Syria, Mali, Nelson Mandela International Day and Arbitrary Detention – 6 July 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council discusses human rights situation in Syria – 27 June 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Council concludes Special session on deteriorating human rights situation in Syria and the recent killings in El Houleh - 1 June 2012 (Round-up)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council requests Commission of Inquiry to conduct a Special Inquiry in the events in El Houleh - 1 June 2012 (afternoon)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council opens fourth special session on Syria - 1 June 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council extends mandates of Special Rapporteur on Myanmar and the Commission of Inquiry on Syria – 23 March 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council concludes dialogue on Syria and begins general debate on human rights situations requiring its attention – 13 March (morning)
    English French
  • Council holds Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Situation of Human Rights in Syria – 12 March 2012 (afternoon)
    English French
  • Council adopts resolution on escalating grave human rights violations and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria – 1 March 2012 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council holds urgent debate on Human Rights and humanitarian situation in Syria – 28 February 2012 (midday)
    English French

2011

  • Human Rights Council establishes Mandate of Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic – 2 December 2011 (Round-up)
    English French
  • Council concludes Special Session on situation of Human Rights in Syria, established mandate of Special Rapporteur for Syria - 2 December 2011 (afternoon)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council opens Special Session on Human Rights in Syrian Arab Republic – 2 December 2011 (morning)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council to hold Special Session on Syrian Arab Republic– 2 December 2011 (Background Release)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogues on Situation of Human Rights in Syria and in Sudan – 19 September 2011 (afternoon)
    English French
  • Human Rights Council decides to dispatch a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations in the Syrian Arab Republic- 23 August 2011 (Round-up)
    English French
  • The Human Rights Council concludes its second special session on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic- 23 August 2011
    English French
  • Human Rights Council debates situation of human rights in Syrian Arab Republic in Special Session - 22 August 2011
    English French

Back

No