22 Jan 2016
Joint NGO Statement: Ending Unlawful Sieges and Atrocities is a Prerequisite for Syria Peace

On 22 January a coalition of 15 Syrian, regional and international NGOs, including the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect., released a joint statement calling upon parties to the UN-facilitated peace talks to prioritize ending unlawful sieges and other atrocities, as well as calling upon on governments with influence over the parties to the conflict in Syria to insist on an end to unlawful attacks, including the targeting of healthcare facilities, as well as a halt to the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and the use of banned and indiscriminate weapons such as landmines and cluster munitions.