Syria tragedy

The regime’s actions are a gross violation of international law as set out in the Nuremberg principles.



The Assad regime is guilty of using weapons that are banned under international law. Over 200 people are killed daily in Syria and the war dead now exceeds 400,000, with seven million people displaced in Syria and four million refugees in neighbouring countries.

The regime’s actions are a gross violation of international law as set out in the Nuremberg principles. Principles of international law recognised in the charter of the Nuremberg tribunal and the judgment of the tribunal in 1950.

Protecting innocent civilians is the most important challenge ahead for the United Nations and other international policy makers. More attention to human security above national security will help reduce cycles of conflict and instability. For how long will we quietly look at these scenes produced by inhuman behaviour? And for how long we will be blind and tolerate what’s happening in Syria?

Farouk Araie, by email


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