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02-Dec-2013 00:02:12
The UN human rights chief said today that a growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes.  CH UNTV
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STORY: GENEVA PILLAY
TRT: 2.12
SOURCE: CH UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/ NATS

DATELINE: 02 DECEMBER 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, Palais des Nations
2. Wide Shot, Press Room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“They have now been extended three times, they’ve produced massive evidence, they find the facts, based on that in their repot they've outlined their view that the facts point to the Commission are very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity. They point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state.”
4. Med shot, podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“I'm working very closely with Mr. Brahimi who said to me, as of now he's still not clear who would be sitting round that table. As High Commissioner for Human Rights my concern is to see that Syrians are properly represented at these talks.
6. Med shot, photographers
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Meanwhile as we look around the world at the end of 2013 we see examples of situations where the readiness of the international community to act in time is already being sorely tested. In addition to Syria, where the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by elements on both sides almost defies belief, the situation in the Central African Republic is deteriorating rapidly, and the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear.”
8. Wide shot, Press Room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“The inquiry into chemical weapons which is utterly necessary should not be used as a distraction from the fact that more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of the use of conventional weapons.”
10. Med shot, journalists


STORYLINE.

The UN human rights chief said Monday that a growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by both sides almost defies belief, and is being well documented by an expert U.N. panel of investigators.
“They’ve produced massive evidence,” she told a news conference in Geneva. “They are very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity. They point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state.”
Pillay said the lists of suspected criminals, handed to her on a confidential basis, will remain sealed until requested by international or national authorities for a "credible investigation," and then possibly used for prosecution.
Reflecting on the state of human rights around the world at the end of 2013 Pillay also highlighted concerns about the Central African Republic “As we look around the world at the end of 2013 we see examples of situations where the readiness of the international community to act in time is already being sorely tested. In addition to Syria, where the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by elements on both s
STORYLINE
EVA PILLAY
TRT: 2.12
SOURCE: CH UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/ NATS

DATELINE: 02 DECEMBER 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, Palais des Nations
2. Wide Shot, Press Room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“They have now been extended three times, they’ve produced massive evidence, they find the facts, based on that in their repot they've outlined their view that the facts point to the Commission are very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity. They point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state.”
4. Med shot, podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“I'm working very closely with Mr. Brahimi who said to me, as of now he's still not clear who would be sitting round that table. As High Commissioner for Human Rights my concern is to see that Syrians are properly represented at these talks.
6. Med shot, photographers
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Meanwhile as we look around the world at the end of 2013 we see examples of situations where the readiness of the international community to act in time is already being sorely tested. In addition to Syria, where the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by elements on both sides almost defies belief, the situation in the Central African Republic is deteriorating rapidly, and the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear.”
8. Wide shot, Press Room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“The inquiry into chemical weapons which is utterly necessary should not be used as a distraction from the fact that more than 100,000 people have been killed as a result of the use of conventional weapons.”
10. Med shot, journalists


STORYLINE.

The UN human rights chief said Monday that a growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by both sides almost defies belief, and is being well documented by an expert U.N. panel of investigators.
“They’ve produced massive evidence,” she told a news conference in Geneva. “They are very serious crimes, war crimes, crimes against humanity. They point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state.”
Pillay said the lists of suspected criminals, handed to her on a confidential basis, will remain sealed until requested by international or national authorities for a "credible investigation," and then possibly used for prosecution.
Reflecting on the state of human rights around the world at the end of 2013 Pillay also highlighted concerns about the Central African Republic “As we look around the world at the end of 2013 we see examples of situations where the readiness of the international community to act in time is already being sorely tested. In addition to Syria, where the scale and viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by elements on both sides almost defies belief, the situation in the Central African Republic is deteriorating rapidly, and the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear.”
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