Resolution 37/1 (Eastern Ghouta, Syria) A/HRC/RES/37/1

5 March 2018

On 5 March the UN Human Rights Council passed Resolution 37/1 on the deteriorating situation of human rights in eastern Ghouta, Syria. The resolution strongly condemns 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. Resolution 37/1 also requests 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 at the HRC’s at its 38th session. 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.”

United Nations Human Rights Council

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