UN creates team to prepare cases on Syria war crimes

By REUTERS
December 22, 2016 01:48

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to establish a special team to "collect, consolidate, preserve and analyze evidence" as well as to prepare cases on war crimes and human rights abuses committed during the conflict in Syria.

The General Assembly adopted a Liechtenstein-drafted resolution to establish the independent team with 105 in favor, 15 against and 52 abstentions. The team will work in coordination with the UN Syria Commission of Inquiry.


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