Tag Archives: Homs

Syrian Crisis: United Nations Response – Update No.10

On 21 September, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed that it had received an initial inventory from the Syrian Government of its chemical weapons programme, noting that the Organization’s technical secretariat had undertaken a review of the information received. OPCW also said that its State parties continue to consult on the text of the draft decision on the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons. Continue reading

Syrian Crisis: United Nations Response – Update No.3

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks to journalists in Geneva on her priorities for her second term in office, which began last month. 18 October 2012 Geneva, SwitzerlandOn 2 August, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed “deep shock” at allegations that armed opposition groups in Syria executed dozens of Government soldiers captured after a battle in Khan Al-Assal, a district of Aleppo in July. In a press statement, she said that the OHCHR team on the Continue reading

Extreme concern over human rights and humanitarian impact of continued fighting in Homs, Syria

A look at some of the destruction in Homs (March 2012). UN Photo/Atiqul HassanThe United Nations human rights office today said it is “extremely concerned” about up to 4,000 civilians who may be trapped by heavy fighting in and around the Syrian city of Homs, where a major Government offensive has been underway for more than a week. “We call upon all parties to respect their obligations under Continue reading