23 Mar 2018
Resolution 37/29 (Syria) A/RES/37/29
The HRC welcomed the establishment of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for mass atrocity crimes. Expressing concern about the findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the HRC decided to extend the Commission's mandate for one year and requested the Commission of Inquiry to provide an oral update to the HRC during the interactive dialogue at its thirty-eighth session, and to present an updated written report during an interactive dialogue at the thirty-ninth and fortieth sessions. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favour, 4 against, and 16 abstentions. The resolution "demands that the Syrian authorities meet their responsibility to protect the Syrian population" and "stresses that the primary responsibility to protect the Syrian population lies with the Syrian authorities."