UN / SYRIA BOARD OF INQUIRY

13-Sep-2019 00:01:43
A UN spokesperson said that an internal United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry has been established to “review and investigate a number of specific incidents in which there was destruction of, or damage to, facilities on the UN deconfliction list and UN-supported facilities” in northwest Syria. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / SYRIA BOARD OF INQUIRY
TRT: 1:43
SOURCE: UNIFEED
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

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13 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Board will review and investigate a number of specific incidents in which there was destruction of, or damage to, facilities on the UN deconfliction list and UN-supported facilities in the area. The work of the Board will be supported by two senior experts - Major General Fernando Ordóñez (Peru) and Mr. Pierre Ryter, former International Committee of the Red Cross – Head of Regional Delegation (Switzerland).”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The Board will commence its work on 30 September 2019. It will ascertain the facts of the specific incidents concerned and report to the Secretary-General once it completes its work. The Secretary-General urges all parties concerned to extend their full cooperation to the Board.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“It is also important to know that board of inquiries are not judicial bodies, they are not criminal investigations, they make no legal findings and do not consider as question of legal liability or legal responsibility. Their job is to ascertain the facts. And it’s also important for us in terms of improving the fixture suitability of our own policies, procedures and protocols.”
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STORYLINE
A UN spokesperson said that an internal United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry has established to “review and investigate a number of specific incidents in which there was destruction of, or damage to, facilities on the UN deconfliction list and UN-supported facilities” in northwest Syria, since the signing of the Memorandum on Stabilization of the Situation in the Idlib De-escalation Area between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey on 17 September 2018.

Speaking to reporters today (13 Sep) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “the Board will commence its work on 30 September 2019,” adding that “it will ascertain the facts of the specific incidents concerned and report to the Secretary-General once it completes its work.”

Dujarric also reiterated, “the Secretary-General urges all parties concerned to extend their full cooperation to the Board.”

The Board will be led by Lieutenant General Chikadibia Obiakor (Nigeria) and will also include as its other members Ms. Janet Lim (Singapore) and Ms. Maria Santos Pais (Portugal).

The work of the Board will be supported by two senior experts - Major General Fernando Ordóñez (Peru) and Mr. Pierre Ryter, former International Committee of the Red Cross – Head of Regional Delegation (Switzerland).
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