UN human rights discusses Syria issues

(VOVWORLD) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that Syrian government air strikes on the eastern Ghouta and shelling from the rebel-held zone into Damascus probably constitute war crimes and must be prosecuted.
UN human rights discusses Syria issues - ảnh 1The 37th session of UN Human Rights Council took place in Geneva (Photo: VNA)

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said the perpetrators of such crimes in Syria should know they were being identified and that dossiers were being built for future prosecutions.

The Council held an urgent debate on the situation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Friday. The British draft introduced at an emergency council session calls for immediate humanitarian access to the area. Some countries believed the UK’s proposal should be discussed later in the upcoming UN’s discussion on Syria. Syria said the debate will only promote terrorist attacks to Damascus, having negative effects on the safety of local people.