Resolution 39/15 (Syria) A/HRC/RES/39/15

28 September 2018

On 28 September the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted Resolution 49/15 on the situation in Syria. In this resolution, the HRC deplored the fact that the conflict in Syria continues in its eighth year with its devastating impact on the civilian population. The HRC also expressed grave concern regarding the Commission of Inquiry’s (CoI) latest report which found that a vast body of evidence suggested that chlorine had been dropped by helicopter on a residential building, and that the Syrian authorities and/or affiliated militias had committed the war crime of using prohibited weapons, following a pattern previously documented by the CoI concerning the use of chemical weapons, during a series of ground attacks in Douma. The resolution also demanded that “the Syrian authorities meet their responsibility to protect the Syrian population.” The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favor, 4 against and 16 abstentions.

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