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UN sets up unit to aid prosecutions of war crimes in Syria16 Feb 10:47am

UN sets up unit to aid prosecutions of war crimes in Syria

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Geneva-based team will investigate ‘abuses that amount to international crimes’ and prepare files for future prosecutions A new unit is being set up by the United Nations in Geneva to prepare prosecutions of war crimes committed in Syria, UN officials have said. The first major policy announcement under the newly inaugurated UN secretary-general, António Guterres, the unit will “analyse information, organise and prepare files on the worst abuses that amount to international crimes”, a UN human rights official said.
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