Resolution 45/21 (Syria) A/HRC/RES/45/21

6 October 2020

ON 16 October 2020 the UN Human Rights Council adopted  Resolution 45/21 on the situation in Syria. The HRC took note of the recent findings of the CoI on the Syrian Arab Republic that there are reasonable grounds to believe the Syrian authorities, in pursuance of state policy, have continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity, enforced disappearance, murder, torture and sexual violence. The HRC expressed regret regarding the reduction in approved access points for cross-border humanitarian aid and its impact on vulnerable populations. In this regard the HRC demanded that the Syrian authorities and their allies facilitate full, timely, immediate, unrestricted and safe humanitarian access. The HRC demanded that “the Syrian authorities meet their responsibility to protect the Syrian population.”

United Nations Human Rights Council

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