UN - Syria – Human Rights Council (Geneva, Oct. 21, 2016)


France welcomes today’s special session at the Human Rights Council on the situation in Aleppo.

France is a major contributor to this initiative, in keeping with its efforts at the Security Council to bring about a cessation of hostilities in Aleppo and access to humanitarian aid.

France condemns the repeated, deliberate attacks on civilians, the strikes on hospitals and medical personnel, and the forced displacements. These may be war crimes or crimes against humanity. It is our collective responsibility to combat impunity, regardless of who its perpetrators are.

The international commission of inquiry on Syria will be tasked with conducting a special study on the events in Aleppo and identifying the presumed perpetrators of human rights violations.