Failure of Geneva political negotiations "mega disaster"

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Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The failure of the Syria peace talks has been labelled a "mega disaster" by Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, the Chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Commission was established by the Human Rights Council to investigate alleged violations of international human rights law since March 2011.

The last round of the Geneva Conference on Syria, which facilitated talks between the Government and opposition leaders ended in a deadlock in February.

Speaking to Alpha Diallo ahead of his presentation to the Council on Tuesday, Mr Pinheiro said the situation "remains complex and difficult to manage".

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