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Syria: Accountability to be at the heart of any future resolution to the conflict: Oral intervention at the 21st session of the UN Human Rights Council

, Index number: MDE 24/086/2012

Amnesty International’s recent field investigations in northern Syria have uncovered further disturbing evidence of grave human rights violations and abuses – many of which amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes. Civilians are increasingly bearing the brunt of the conflict. In this statement, the organization urges all states to use their influence to press all sides to the conflict to put an immediate end to human rights abuses and to abide by international humanitarian law.

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