Archives for posts with tag: LakhdarBrahimi

Russia & China Block Security Council Referral of Syria to International Criminal Court

In February 2013, UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry concluded ICC is appropriate venue to pursue fight against impunity in Syria. “If members of Council continue to be unable to agree on a measure that could provide some accountability for ongoing crimes, credibility of this body & of entire Organization will continue to suffer.”

UN Chief Implores World to Recognize Political Talks in Ending Bloodshed

SYRIA: THREE years of War. 1,095 Days of Suffering. 100,000 Killed. Behind each number is a name – a child – a mother – a husband — So many lives broken. Are we blind to these continuing atrocities?

No Progress to Speak Of as 1st Round of UN Sponsored Syria Peace Talks Ends

“I am extremely concerned that, while discussions continue to try & find a political solution to end the crisis, ordinary men, women & children are dying needlessly across the country & others are desperate for want of food, clean water or medical care,” said Valerie Amos, UN U-SG for Humanitarian Affairs in statement.

Blog Report: ASSAD INTENDS TO PERPETUATE HIS RULE, IS UN/ARAB LEAGUE ENVOY’S ASSESSMENT,  By Ambassador Mo

ImageHis public comments were less direct & more circumspect about what next on Syria; however, the private assessment of new UN/Arab League Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is that Assad has no intention of leaving or implementing any democratic reforms. He is employing threat of armed opposition both to convey a fight against terrorists & maintain an absolute grip on power of his family.

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Blog Report: UN MUST NAME SYRIA WAR CRIMES PERPETRATORS & URGE PROSECUTION? By Ambassador Mo
UN failing its own principles in Syria? Recently UN offered new guidelines for mediators in how to address evidence of grave violations of international humanitarian law. New code of conduct is intended to discourage impunity & turning a blind eye, (a behavior that eventually contributed to further crimes & legitimization of consequences/fruits of such in Bosnia & Herzegovina & several other conflict zones.
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Blog Report: DIPLOMATS FOR HUMAN SHIELDS IN SYRIA, By Ambassador Mo

More traditional diplomacy is not likely to work anytime soon, not at least until tide of battle is decisively turned & most of the killing is done. Then a diplomat will come into the room & effectively legitimize what the reality on the field into a new “peace agreement.” That is kind of the way it turned out in Bosnia. –MORE–

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