Top War Crimes Expert Resigns from UN's Syria Inquiry

(Telegraph-UK) Josie Ensor - Carla Del Ponte, a senior war crimes prosecutor who previously sat on tribunals that investigated atrocities in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, has resigned from a UN panel on Syria, saying she has lost faith it will ever bring criminals to account. The three-member commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria was set up in August 2011 by the Human Rights Council and has released a dozen reports. But Del Ponte said that as long as the Security Council did not put in place a special tribunal for war crimes in Syria, all such reports were pointless. "I give up. The states in the Security Council don't want justice," said Del Ponte, a Swiss national.

2017-08-08 00:00:00

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