11 Sep 2013
Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic A/HRC/24/46
The UN Human Rights Council-mandated Commission of Inquiry on Syria released an updated report on 11 September 2013 covering the period of 15 May to 15 July 2013. The CoI reports that government and pro-government forces have continued to conduct widespread attacks on the civilian population, committing crimes against humanity and war crimes, while anti-government armed groups have committed war crimes. Finally, the CoI notes, "There is no military solution to this conflict. Those who supply arms create but an illusion of victory. A political solution founded upon tenets of the Geneva communiqué is the only path to peace."