Inability to end impunity for crimes in Syria "lamentable"

Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic during the a Press Conference in Geneva. UN Photo/Pontus Wallstenn (file)

The inability of the Security Council to act to end impunity for crimes that have been committed in the ongoing conflict in Syria is "lamentable".

That's according to Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Chairman of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, where civil war has claimed more than 200,000 lives.

The Commission was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011 to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law since the start of unrest four years ago.

Mr Pinheiro, who presented the report of the Commission to the Council in Geneva on Tuesday, spoke with Eleuterio Guevane on the line from the Swiss city.

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