Syria: “An Intolerable Affront to the Human Conscience”
The Human Rights Council opened its 23rd session today in Geneva, with UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay expressing dismay at the situation in Syria, which “after 26 months has become an intolerable affront to the human conscience.”
Pillay said that the international community seems unable to make a strong commitment to resolving the crisis and urged States to make every effort to “forge an end to this humanitarian disaster, for it sometimes seems that we can do little more than cry out in the darkness and try to count the dead.” She also urged the Security Council to refer the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court......
SYRIA CONFLICT - MOTHER'S FACE OF TRAUMA - ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS
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A Syrian mother carried her injured son into Lebanon.