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UNHRC condemns rights violations in Syria

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 15:00 hrs

Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS/WAM) The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Friday strongly condemned the continued gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights and all violations of international humanitarian law in Syria and urged the government to grant immediate access to the UN commission of inquiry.

The UNHRC demanded that the Syrian authorities cooperate fully with the commission of inquiry, including by granting it immediate, full and unfettered access throughout the country.

"The council strongly condemned the continued gross, systematic and widespread violations of human rights and all violations of international humanitarian law by the Syrian authorities and affiliated militias, as well as any human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by armed opposition groups," its said in a resolution adopted at the end of its 24th session.

It deplored the deteriorating humanitarian situation, and urged the international community to provide urgent financial support to enable the countries hosting Syrian refugees to respond to the growing humanitarian needs.

--IANS/WAM

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