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Syria - Report by the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry

Statement by Mr Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, 28 November 2011

France commends the quality and professionalism of the work carried out by the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry, despite the systematic obstruction by Syrian regime.

The report just released by the Commission today in Geneva is damning.

The Commission was able to gather considerable evidence reflecting the extreme seriousness of the Human Rights violations that have been committed in Syria for months now: extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, widespread use of torture and heinous crimes against women and children.

All these atrocities constitute real crimes against humanity committed by the Syrian regime against its people. In light of these findings, France urges the Human Rights Council to condemn these violations and to demand that they cease.

The international community must mobilize its efforts. More than ever, it has a duty to demonstrate its active solidarity given the suffering of the civilian population.

France is determined to continue its efforts to put an end to these crimes.

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