Syria Debate @ UN General Assembly Coming
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UN General Assembly will meet on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria.Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will brief Member States on the latest developments after a request from General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. in an unusual, but appropriate initiative. The 193-member Assembly will also discuss the report of the UN Human Rights Council from December last year in which that body strongly condemned abuses by Syrian authorities carried out as part of the crackdown.
Other Diplomatic Avenues Blocked:
This debate will set up possibility for UNGA seeking to isolate/suspend Syria's Assad representatives at UN. (We had similar precedent with respect to Milosevic's Yugoslavia and Apartheid South Africa 2 decades earlier). Moscow and Beijing will increasingly find themselves isolated staring at an ever more assertive Arab League. Read our Article - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/moscow-flies-in-to-save-damascus-assad/45323 Earlier this week Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the UN is considering sending a joint observer mission with the League of Arab States in a bid to resolve the crisis engulfing the country.He also voiced regret that the Security Council was unable to agree on collective action on the issue after Russia and China vetoed a draft resolution endorsing Arab League efforts to end the crisis. “The failure to do so is disastrous for the people of Syria. It has encouraged the Syrian Government to step up its war on its own people. Thousands have been killed in cold blood… I fear that the appalling brutality we are witnessing in [the city of] Homs, with heavy weapons firing into civilian neighbourhoods, is a grim harbinger of worse to come.”
Evidence of War Crimes:
Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for Ms. Pillay, told reporters today in Geneva that international law requires that during any armed conflict the wounded and sick must be treated humanely, and the neutrality of medical facilities must be respected. Fadéla Chaib, a spokesperson for the UN World Health Organization (WHO), also expressed concern about press reports indicating that health-care facilities were not being treated as neutral premises. Ms. Chaib said there has been a massive increase in weapons-related injuries in recent days, and medical staff have also outlined disruptions to the supply of medicines and pharmaceuticals.
Read – “Veto of Syria Resolution Portends Seismic Shifts” - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/veto-of-syria-resolution-portends-seismic-shifts/45222
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