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.
The Ongoing Massacre
SNHR said in its report, which was released today, that the Syrian regime has diminished the French initiative, after diminishing the American red line, by carrying out an attack using chemical weapons in Saraqeb city, eastern suburbs of Idlib governorate.
SNHR said today that no less than 774 civilians were killed in January by the parties to the conflict in Syria, including 550 at the hands of Syrian-Russian alliance forces.
The report notes that SNHR has largely focused, since it was founded, on documenting victims who were killed at the hands of the parties to the conflict, and created a database for the victims’ names and their information such as sex, age, occupation, way of killing, the party that killed them, and the type of weapon used.
SNHR has released its annual special report for the year 2017 which was entitled: “A Displaced People and a State Left in Ruins”. The report monitors the most notable violations of human rights by the parties to the conflict in Syria of the last year.
Six Medical and Civil Defense Personnel Killed, and 12 Attacks on Their Vital Facilities in December
SNHR has published its special monthly report that documents the violations against medical and civil defense personnel and their respective facilities by the parties to the conflict in Syria.
SNHR has released a report entitled: “The Ruthless Bombing” which documents that Syrian regime forces has dropped nearly 70,000 barrel bombs since July 2012.
Inaction Will Enable Further Abuse of Vulnerable Rohingya
(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should take prompt, concerted, and effective international action to respond to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, Human Rights Watch and 80 other nongovernmental organizations said today in a joint appeal to the council.
24,746 Females Have been Killed in Syria since March 2011
SNHR has released a report entitled: “The Syrian Woman… A Society’s Shattered Half” on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The report documents the most notable violations against Syrian women by the parties to the conflict in Syria since March 2011.
In a report that was released today, SNHR demanded that shelters must be secured for no less than 370,000 IDPs from Deir Ez-Zour and Raqqa governorates in the wake of the Syrian-Russian alliance attacks.
SNHR has released its periodic death toll report for the month of September 2017 in which it documented the killing of 912 civilians at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria.
SNHR has released a report on the second anniversary of the Russian intervention in Syria, which documents the most notable violations by Russian forces since September 30, 2015.
SNHR has published its periodic death toll report for the month of August 2017 in which it documented the killing of 772 civilians at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria.
SNHR has released its annual report on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 of each year.
The report, entitled “Where are They?”, documents no less than 85,000 individuals who have fallen a victim to the crime of enforced-disappearance at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria, adding that enforced-disappearance has become a weapon of war in Syria.
Attempting to Rehabilitate the Criminal is a Direct Involvement in the Crime
SNHR has published its periodic death toll report for the month of June 2017 in which it documented the killing of 5381 civilians in the first half of 2017 at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria. The report sheds light on the de-escalation zones agreement that went into effect on May 6, 2017, after it was announced at the end of the fourth round of negotiations that was held between Russian, Turkish, and Iranian representatives, who attended as the sponsoring states of Ankara Ceasefire Agreement.
In its 4th report which was published on October 21, 2016, the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism, established in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2235 on August 7, 2015, has declared the Syrian regime responsible for three chemical attacks that took place between 2014 and 2015, and declared ISIS responsible for one attack in Marea city in Aleppo. SNHR has published a report that highlights the chemical attacks in the period of time between the 4th report and the end of 2016.