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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

UN urges investigation into alleged executions by anti-government armed groups in Syria’s Khan al-Assal

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the Human Rights Council at the opening of its 23rd session. 27 May 2013 Geneva, SwitzerlandUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has said that allegations that armed opposition groups in Syria executed dozens of government soldiers captured after a battle in Khan Al-Assal in July are “deeply shocking,” and highlighted yet again the need to ensure those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law Continue reading