The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution Thursday condemning Syria for attacks against civilians and violations that may amount to crimes against humanity.
REUTERS - The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Thursday for widespread violations that may amount to crimes against humanity and called for a halt to attacks against civilians.
The 47-member forum, holding an urgent debate, voted by 37 states in favour, 3 against including China and Russia, and 3 abstentions, to adopt a resolution brought by Gulf countries with Western backing.
Four delegations did not take part in the vote. Syria was not present.
Date created : 2012-03-01