UN: Syrian Leaders Should Face Justice at ICC


assad syriaSyrian leaders should be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face justice for murder and torture, UN investigators urged on Monday. Carla del Ponte, former chief prosecutor for the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, who is working on a UN inquiry into Syria, said high-level perpetrators had been identified and insisted The Hague court should act. “Now really it’s time….We have a permanent court, the International Criminal Court, who would be ready to take this case,” she said in Geneva.

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. Russia and China have blocked any attempts to punish Damascus.

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