March 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A panel of UN human rights experts led by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic, announced on Tuesday a new investigative report into the Syrian conflict. The report describes horrific violence in Syria by rebel and ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Paulo Pinheiro, the chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said Monday that the vast majority of Syrian casualties are killed in unlawful conventional weapon attacks and called for an end to weapons being supplied to both Syria's government and rebels. Pinheiro stated that ...[read more]
September 16, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The chairman of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro stated Monday that the UN war crimes panel is investigating 14 suspected chemical attacks in Syria. A report issued by chief weapons inspector Ake Sellstrom has found clear and ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by G. Redd
The Chair of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria addressed the General Assembly on Monday, imploring member states to bring about peace talks in the violence-plagued country. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro described "crimes that shock the conscience" as ongoing and pervasive, ...[read more]
September 17, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
UN investigators testified before the UN Human Rights Council on Monday that human rights violations in Syria committed by both sides of the conflict are growing in number and severity. Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Paulo Pinheiro stated ...[read more]
March 26, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 26, 2011, UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Navi Pilay pressured the Syrian government to heed the demands of protestors instead of resorting to violent repression. Pilay cited events in the neighboring nations of Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia as evidence of a larger democratic movement, ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Paulo Pinheiro, chairperson of the UN-appointed Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, on Monday told the UN Human Right Council in Geneva that the number of people suffering from the intensified violence in Syria is increasing. During the interactive dialogue in Geneva, an ...[read more]
June 30, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Maureen Aung-Thwin: 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 completed his mandate as rights envoy la... ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Myanmar is completely ill-prepared to hold a national constitutional referendum as part of a democratic political transition, UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told Reuters in an interview Monday. Myanmar's 45-member Referendum Holding Commission announced last week that it... ...[read more]
April 3, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Maureen Aung-Thwin: 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 roughly 50 million citizens. For o... ...[read more]

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