05 Mar 2018
Resolution 37/1 (Eastern Ghouta, Syria) A/RES/37/1

The HRC, during an urgent debate to discuss the deteriorating situation of human rights in Eastern Ghouta, strongly condemned all violations of international humanitarian law, including the sustained denial of humanitarian access, the repeated attacks against medical facilities and other civilian infrastructure and the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities against civilians. The HRC requested the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to urgently conduct a comprehensive and independent inquiry into the recent events in Eastern Ghouta, and to provide an update followed by an interactive dialogue on the situation to the HRC at its thirty-eighth session. The Resolution was adopted by a vote of 29 in favour, 4 against, and 14 abstentions. The resolution "calls upon all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, to meet their responsibility to protect the Syrian population and to end immediately all attacks against civilians in Eastern Ghouta."