UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Damascus, SYRIA: In the wake of a visit to Syria, a senior United Nations official has welcomed the commitment made by the Middle Eastern country’s authorities to allow the world body to begin the independent verification of alleged violations against children in the conflict taking place there. “This will allow for better […]

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/HRW) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Warning of crimes against humanity and possible war crimes being committed, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community this week to overcome differences in order to end the violence and human rights violations in Syria. Reports of specific and increasing violence against women has also […]

United Nations Navi Pillay calls for investigation of Syrian ‘crimes against humanity’

United Nations Navi Pillay calls for investigation of Syrian ‘crimes against humanity’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, GENEVA: U.N. human rights chief, Navi Pillay, is calling for an independent investigation into last week’s slaughter of dozens of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla, even as activists on Friday reported the killing of at least 12 more civilians. Pillay’s comments were provided in a statement to the […]