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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

Syrian leaders should face justice at ICC, UN says

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Source: The Guardian

Syrian leaders should be brought before the international criminal court (ICC) to face justice for murder and torture, UN investigators urged on Monday as the EU renewed its blanket arms embargo on both sides in Syria's bloody conflict.

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Carla del Ponte, former chief prosecutor for the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who is working on a rolling UN inquiry into Syria, said high-level perpetrators had been identified and insisted the Hague court should act.

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Earlier calls to prosecute senior Syrians at the ICC have not been pursued because that would require the support of all five permanent members of the UN security council. But the five remain split between the US, Britain and France on the one hand which are all calling on President Bashar al-Assad to go and Russia and China, which have blocked any attempts to punish Damascus.

The UN inquiry, led by Paulo Pinheiro of Brazil, has been tracing the chain of command to establish criminal responsibility. The UN says nearly 70,000 people have been killed since March 2011.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/18/syria-murder-torture-charges-icc

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