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Iraq, Syria crises didn't erupt without warning, UN rights chief flays Security Council

Aug 22, 2014    

United Nations In her last address to theSecurity Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticizedthe body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and otherintractable conflicts, saying its members have often putnational interests ahead of stopping mass atrocities."I firmly believe that greater responsiveness by thiscouncil would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives," said Navi Pillay, whose term as high commissioner for human rights ends 30 August.Pillay said Syria's conflict "is metastasing outwards inan uncontrollable process whose eventual limits we cannotpredict".Sh...

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