United Nations: Stop the killing in Syria
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Government forces and armed groups are bombing civilians, committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. And six years into the conflict, civilians remain at dire risk. Join our urgent call on the UN to ensure those responsible for war crimes in the Syrian conflict will be brought to justice.
The demand for justice is increasingly urgent: the beginning of April saw the deadliest chemical attack in Syria since September 2013, killing dozens of men, women and children. And now the conflict has escalated with US airstrikes.
The crisis in Syria has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands and led millions of people – more than half the population -- to flee their homes, either abroad or within Syria.
The people responsible for these atrocities remain out of the reach of justice, and civilians continue to suffer every day. It is time to deliver reparation for victims and their families, and ensure that war crimes and crimes against humanity do not go unpunished. In December 2016, the UN General Assembly agreed to a new mechanism aimed at investigating crimes committed in the Syrian conflict. It’s time to put that opportunity for justice into action.
Call on the UN to ensure that an impartial and independent investigation in Syria happens now, so that those who are suspected of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity are brought to justice in the future.
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