UN condemnation of Syrian attrocities

The Human Rights Council condemned Syria today at the conclusion of its 17th special session on the “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic.” The EU-sponsored resolution passed with 33 votes to 4, with 9 abstentions.

China, Russia, Cuba and Ecuador voted against the resolution. Abstaining were Mauritania, Angola, Philippines, Cameroon, Uganda, India, Bangladesh, Djibouti and Malaysia.

For further details on the voting outcome, click here to see the Voting Chart.

The resolution strongly condemned “the continued grave and systematic human rights violations by the Syrian authorities” and decided to create a full commission of inquiry “to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law since March 2011 in the Syrian Arab Republic.”

For the full text of the resolution, click here.

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