On 8 July the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 50/19 on Syria. The resolution requested that the Commission of Inquiry consider updating its report on sexual and gender-based violence, taking a victim- and survivor-centered approach. The resolution also demanded that “the Syrian Arab Republic meet its responsibility to protect its population and to respect and protect the human rights of all persons within its jurisdiction, including persons in detention and their families, in particular those who are at risk of sexual and gender-based violence.” The resolution was adopted by a vote of 25 in favor, 6 against and 15 abstentions.
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