Defectors gave names, ranks, and positions of those who gave the orders to shoot and kill, and each and every official named in this report, up to the very highest levels of the Syrian government, should answer for their crimes against the Syrian people. The Security Council should ensure accountability by referring Syria to the International Criminal Court.
The human rights violations which continue as of the writing of this petition, are of the gravest nature - including unjust detention, torture, murder, and an investigation is necessary, due to ineffective remedy by all other international bodies with the authority to stop them. Time is of the essence.
Investigate Violations of Human Rights of the Syrian People.
Please see the pdf report written by Human Rights Watch By All Means Necessary: Individual and Command Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity in Syria
Pursuant to Article 9 Section 2. (c) of UN General Assembly, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (last amended January 2002), 17 July 1998, A/CONF. 183/9, please begin an investigation of the 70 individuals named in Appendix 1 – Structure and Command of Armed forces and Intelligence Agencies in the report “By All Means Necessary!” published by the nonprofit organization Human Rights Watch in December of 2011 for crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. The Human Rights Watch report gives details of crimes defined in Articles 7 – Crimes against humanity, Article 8 – War crimes, and Article 8 bis – Crime of aggression of individual and command responsibility of Syrian military commanders and intelligence officials for these crimes. It is based on interviews with 63 defectors both from the army and from the intelligence agencies, generally known as the mukhabarat.
These violations continue as of the signing of this petition, are of the gravest nature including unjust detention, torture and murder, and an investigation is necessary due to ineffective remedy by all other international bodies with the authority to stop them. Time is of the essence.