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Dozens of UN members urge immediate ICC referral of ‘desperate’ situation in Syria

Headline Title:  UN members urge immediate ICC referral of Syria situation 14 January 2013 The UN Security Council must immediately refer the situation in Syria to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in line with a request made this morning by dozens of UN member states, Amnesty International said.In a joint letter to the Council, Switzerland and 56 other states from all continents noted the Syrian authorities’ failure to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity and war crimes committed since March 2011. Since then, according to the letter, “the situation…

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