Human Rights Council Holds 25th Special Session on the Emergency Situation in Syria
immediately cease hostilities, as well as end aerial and military attacks on Aleppo. It also emphasized the need for immediate and safe humanitarian access to the city.
By the end of the day, Resolution A/HRC/S-25/L.1 was adopted with 24 votes in favour, seven against and 16 abstentions. The Human Rights Council called for the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to provide a detailed report on the situation in Aleppo, to include the names of those individuals who must be tried and convicted for abusing international human rights law. The Council also established a board of inquiry on the bombing of the UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent relief operation in September 2016.