23 Mar 2016
Resolution 31/17 (Syria) A/HRC/RES/31/17

On 23 March the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution condemning the grave deterioration of the human rights situation and the indiscriminate or deliberate targeting of civilians in Syria, demanding that the Syrian authorities meet their responsibility to protect the population. The resolution also endorsed the cessation of hostilities in Syria and extended for one year the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry.