United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein

U.N. Rights Chief Says Aleppo Bombardment Most Likely a War Crime

GENEVA, Dec 14 – Syria’s government forces and their allies have almost certainly violated international law and probably committed war crimes by the latest bombardment of civilians hoping to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday. “The Syrian Government has a clear responsibility to ensure its people are safe,

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UN’s Zeid on Syrian Opposition Plan to Bypass Russian Veto

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Oct 12 – The top U.N. human rights official repeated his call on Wednesday for a dilution of big powers’ United Nations veto in cases of serious war crimes, but he gave little support to Syrian opposition hopes of strong-arming Russia over eastern Aleppo. Russian war planes have bombed rebel-held eastern

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U.N.’s Rights Boss Warns Russia over Syria Air Strikes

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 4  – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein warned Russia on Tuesday over the use of incendiary weapons in Syria’s besieged enclave of eastern Aleppo, and said crimes by one side did not justify illegal acts by the other. Zeid said that

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