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Legal News
20 Feb 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Four UN human rights experts briefed the Security Council on Friday regarding a new report [text, DOC] on human rights violations in war-torn Syria. Heading the Commission of Inquiry was Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic [official websites], who … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria [official website] warned [press release] the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday that the continuing civil war in Syria conflict has "reached a tipping point, threatening the entire region." The Commission was established by the UN Human Rights Council in August … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] A panel of UN human rights experts led by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic [official website], announced on Tuesday a new investigative report [text, PDF] into the Syrian conflict. The report describes horrific violence in Syria by rebel and … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Paulo Pinheiro, the chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria [official website], said Monday that the vast majority of Syrian casualties are killed in unlawful conventional weapon attacks [press release] and called for an end to weapons being supplied to both Syria's government and rebels. Pinheiro stated … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The chairman of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic [official website], Paulo Sergio Pinheiro [official profile] stated Monday that the UN war crimes panel is investigating 14 suspected chemical attacks in Syria. A report [text, PDF] issued by chief weapons inspector Ake Sellstrom [official … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The Chair of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria addressed the General Assembly [official websites] on Monday, imploring member states [video] to bring about peace talks in the violence-plagued country. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro [official profile] described "crimes that shock the conscience" as ongoing and pervasive, including … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday urged Syria to release a prominent human rights lawyer [press release] and his friend believed to be detained by security forces. AI contends that both men should be released immediately unless they are charged with an internationally recognized offense. A Deputy Director … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] on Friday passed a resolution [press release] extending the mission of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) [official website] in Syria. The panel of independent experts is charged with investigating the human rights situation in the country amidst the prolonged … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2012
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] UN investigators testified before the UN Human Rights Council [official website] on Monday that human rights violations in Syria committed by both sides of the conflict are growing in number and severity [press release]. Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic [official website] … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Paulo Pinheiro, chairperson of the UN-appointed Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, on Monday told [press release] the UN Human Right Council [official website] in Geneva that the number of people suffering from the intensified violence in Syria is increasing. During the interactive dialogue in Geneva, an updated … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty

[JURIST] The UN-appointed Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria on Wednesday accused Syria of violating international human rights law [report, PDF] after finding that Syrian forces are engaging in torture and killings under orders from high level government officials. Military forces under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [BBC profile; JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] A UN commission urged [statement] Syrian authorities on Friday to allow human rights experts to conduct an investigation into allegations of human rights violations. The three-member commission of inquiry was established by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] in September after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights … [read more]


Professional Commentary
30 Jun 2008

Maureen Aung-Thwin [director, Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative of the Open Society Institute]: "The UNHRC is wise to keep up public pressure on the Burmese military regime for its continued abuse of human rights. The generals probably thought they could take a breather when the outgoing Special Rapporteur Paulo Sergio Pinheiro … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A scheduled May 10 referendum [JURIST news archive] on a new constitution proposed by Myanmar's ruling junta is a "sham" designed to legitimize military rule, according to a report [text; press release] released Thursday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. HRW criticized the military government for arresting opposition … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Myanmar's military government has arrested more than 20 peaceful demonstrators protesting the scheduled May 10 national constitutional referendum [JURIST report], the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) said Tuesday. The NLD also said that government security forces have detained a close aide of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2008
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Myanmar is completely ill-prepared to hold a national constitutional referendum [JURIST report] as part of a democratic political transition, UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro [official profile] told Reuters in an interview Monday. Myanmar's 45-member Referendum Holding Commission announced last week that it had scheduled the planned … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Apr 2008

Maureen Aung-Thwin [director, Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative of the Open Society Institute]: "Over the past two decades, various United Nations entities - the General Assembly, the Human Rights Commission (now Council) and the Security Council, have all condemned the Burmese military regime for egregious abuse of the rights of its … [read more]


Legal News
29 Mar 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] passed a resolution [press release] Friday condemning the military government of Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] for ongoing systematic violations of human rights and people's fundamental freedoms. The European Union expressed particular concern over human rights violations in the country and … [read more]


Legal News
1 Mar 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] The military government of Myanmar [JURIST news archive] on Friday brought charges against 20 pro-democracy dissidents under a new security law, charges which carry a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. The dissidents were charged under the so-called 5/96 law [text], which prohibits, among others, any "inciting, … [read more]


Legal News
5 Feb 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] Myanmar [JURIST news archive] continues to arrest and detain human rights activists, denying them fair trials in accordance with international principles, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro [official profile; JURIST news archive] said Tuesday. In a statement [text], Pinheiro also expressed … [read more]

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