TodaysNetworkNews: SYRIA: KILLINGS in EL-HOULEH: UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, GENEVA
MaximsNewsNetwork: (www.MaximsNews.com ) UNTV 01 June, 2012, United Nations Human Rights Council: UNHRC: Geneva, Switzerland - The UN Human Rights Council today (01 June) here in Geneva held a special session on the deteriorating human rights situation in Syria and the killings in El-Houleh; this was the Human Rights Council's fourth Special Session on Syria and was requested by Qatar, Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Denmark and the European Union. Delegates will vote this afternoon on a draft resolution condemning the use of force against the Syrian civilian population and calls on Syrian authorities to put an immediate end to all violence and all human rights violations. Opening the session, Marcia Kran, Acting Head of the Human Rights Office said killings in El- Houleh Syria might amount to crimes against humanity. Speaking on behalf of High Commissioner Navi Pillay, Marcia Kran said they could be indicative of a pattern of widespread or systematic attacks against civilian populations that have been perpetrated with impunity. Marcia Kran called for prompt, independent impartial international investigations into all serious human rights violations in Syria, including those that occurred in El-Houleh. She urged the United Nations Security Council to consider referring the case of Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The UN Human Rights leader said those who order, assist or fail to stop attacks on civilians are individually criminally liable <b>...</b>
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