SNHR announces that at least 6,964 civilians were killed in 2018 by the parties to the conflict in Syria, including 108 in December. The report released today notes that, since its foundation, SNHR has largely focused on documenting victims killed at the hands of the parties to the conflict, creating a database of the victims’ names which contains their personal information, including sex, age, and occupation, and other details, such as the way in which they were killed, the party that killed them, and the type of weapon used.
Governments should strengthen the tools to reverse the unprecedented threat to the global ban on chemical weapons, a coalition of 21 human rights and humanitarian groups said today. The continuing unattributed use of chemical weapons in Syria and nerve agents in the United Kingdom and Malaysia highlight the need to assign responsibility for those violating the longstanding and near universally accepted prohibition against chemical weapons.
*This news release has been updated to reflect two additional signatories, bringing the final number to 47.
Most Notable Violations of Security Council Resolution 2401 in Three Days
SNHR said in a report released today that 107 civilians, including 34 children, were killed in Syria in the first 72 hours that came after Security Council resolution 2401 was adopted.