HRC 27/5 - Human Rights in Syrian Arab Republic

The continuing grave deterioration of the human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

In this resolution, the HRC condemned indiscriminate attacks, including barrel bombs and use of chemical weapons, against civilian populated areas, the condition of detention of prisoners, the widespread use of sexual violence in government detention facilities, as well as the practices of abduction, hostage-taking, incommunicado detention, torture and killings carried out by non-State armed groups. It also condemned abuses against journalists and media activists, human rights defenders, humanitarian aid providers. Finally, the HRC reaffirmed the need to ensure that all perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses are held to account through appropriate and fair justice mechanisms, and reminded the role the International Criminal Court can play in this regard

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