Geneva: The UN’s top human rights body is extending the mission of its independent expert panel probing alleged war crimes in Syria’s 18-month conflict.
The panel led by Brazilian professor Paulo Sergio Pinheiro has blamed Syria’s government forces for the majority of serious abuses since the uprising began in March 2011.
Pic used for representational purposes only.
Last week it submitted a confidential second list of suspected war crimes perpetrators to the UN human rights office. The panel’s mandate was due to expire at the end of the month.
Members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council on Friday voted 41 to three in favor of a resolution put forward by Arab states. Three countries abstained.
Russia, China and Cuba opposed the resolution.
Firstpost encourages open discussion and debate, but please adhere to the rules below, before posting. Comments that are found to be in violation of any one or more of the guidelines will be automatically deleted:
Personal attacks/name calling will not be tolerated. This applies to comments directed at the author, other commenters and other politicians/public figures
Please do not post comments that target a specific community, caste, nationality or religion.
While you do not have to use your real name, any commenters using any Firstpost writer's name will be deleted, and the commenter banned from participating in any future discussions.
Comments will be moderated for abusive and offensive language.