#Qatar Submits Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Human Rights Situation in #Syria

Qatar’s new method of intervention in Syria:

New York, November 14 (QNA) -The State of Qatar, on behalf of nearly 60 UN member countries has submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly on the situation of human rights in Syria.

HE Ambassador Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations presented the draft resolution to the Third Committee of the General Assembly (concerned with social and human rights) on behalf of the States which adopt the draft resolution.

HE Sheikha Alia explained in her statement that the draft resolution aimed at addressing the serious violations of human rights and international law in Syria, where the human rights situation continues to deteriorate, stressing condemnation of indiscriminate killing and deliberate targeting of civilians as a violation of international humanitarian law. The resolution, she said expresses alarm over the escalation of violence in Syria and its victims including refugees and serious violations of human rights and international law, particularly the use of heavy weapons, air strikes and throwing explosive barrels and starving civilians by Syrian authorities.

The draft resolution also addresses issues such as sexual violence, child abuse, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, torture, prevention of humanitarian assistance and the issue of the differentiation between civilian and military targets, as well as the issue of accountability for violations of international law committed in Syria, HE Sheikha Alia added.

She said the draft resolution also highlights the issue of extremism and terrorism where it denounces and condemns terrorist acts and all violations of international law by any party to the conflict, especially the so-called Islamic State in Iraq, and Syria and militia fighting for the regime, terrorist groups linked to Al-Qaeda and other extremist groups.

It is expected that the Committee would vote on draft resolution next week to the General Assembly in order to submit it to the UN General Assembly for vote next December. (QNA)

QNA | Qatar Submits Draft Resolution to UN General Assembly on Human Rights Situation in Syria.


About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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