Statement of Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, President, American Bar Association Re: Referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 21, 2012 – The American Bar Association again urges the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court for investigation, and to meet its responsibility to protect thousands of unarmed Syrian protesters, peaceably exercising their human rights, from deadly violence by the Syrian regime. These increasing cruelties may constitute crimes against humanity under international law. If so, a just rule of law demands that President Assad and his agents be held to answer for them.
(Media contact: Meredith Josef, 202-662-1092, Meredith.Josef@americanbar.org)
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