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Chemical weapons Syria United Nations

Chemical weapons in Syria and the UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

On April 12, Security Council met again to discuss the issue of chemical substances that caused the death of 87 persons last April 4 in Syria. A first urgent session took place on April 5 on the very same topic (see S/PV.7915).

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Chemical weapons Human rights Syria

The alleged Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack

The alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun led rapidly and directly to the attack by the US on a Syrian airbase, shared with the Russians, so it is important to look at the evidence in order to discover the truth of what happened.

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Human rights Human Rights Watch Syria

New Human Rights Watch Report and the Caesar photos

A comparison of the just-published Human Rights Watch Report on the cache of “Caesar” photos with the report prepared in January 2014 on behalf of Carter-Ruck indicates some remarkable discrepancies and raise some serious questions about the whole process of analysis of this cache of photographs.

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Syria

RAF air strikes on Syria

Despite being illegal according to legal scholars,air strikes have begun against targets in Syria, with the support of Labour MPs acting against a resolution of their own party conference. On this page we’ll keep a log of the unlawful RAF airstrikes on Syria.

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Syria

Labour Party Conference Resolution on Bombing of Syria

Not actually that easy to find, below is the full text of the Labour Party Conference 2015 resolution regarding the extension of bombing from Iraq to Syria.

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Syria War on Terror

Is Cameron’s intervention in Syria legal?

British Prime Minister David Cameron is attempting to persuade the UK parliament to support an extension of UK air strikes, ostensibly aimed at “degrading” ISIS, from Iraq to Syria. However, his argument that the action would have a clear legal basis is, despite the progressive undermining of international law by UK and US governments, denied […]

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Chemical weapons Syria

Seymour M. Hersh: Turkey and Erdogan planned Sarin attack in Syria

An article by Seymour Hersh in the London Review of Books provides some very interesting information pointing to Turkey as having been the prime mover behind the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta.

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Chemical weapons Syria

Observations on the UN final report into chemical weapons use in Syria

A few comments on the final UN report on alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria are in order. The report provides evidence which suggests use of chemical weapons against the Syrian army, including on a fairly large-scale in Khan al-Assal and including with the use of Sarin. This has major implications which should give […]

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Chemical weapons Syria

Åke Sellström’s final report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria handed over today

Åke Sellström’s final report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria was handed over to the UN Secretary-General today (12th December) at 4.40pm EST.

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Chemical weapons Human rights Human Rights Investigations Human Rights Watch Syria

Key new evidence reveals fundamental error in Human Rights Watch, media & government statements over Syria chemical attacks.

Key evidence about the range of the rockets allegedly used by the Syrian regime in the chemical attacks on 21st August in East Ghouta, which was first published by Human Rights Investigations (HRI) yesterday, indicates that widespread statements made by Human Rights Watch (HRW), government officials and the mass media about the attacks are erroneous.