BRUSSELS, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders welcomed Thursday the adoption by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday of a resolution establishing a mechanism to assist in the prosecution of serious violations of humanitarian law in Syria.

In a statement he said Belgium presented the resolution together with Lichtenstein and mobilised its diplomatic network worldwide to convince countries to support this initiative.

“This resolution is an important and concrete step to prevent impunity for the brutal crimes committed in Syria. Courts worldwide can prosecute war criminals who are present on their territory, and in the future a national or international judicial authority will probably have to look into the atrocities committed in Syria,” noted Reynders.

Belgium will also contribute to the start of the prosecution mechanism. The services of the Secretary General of the United Nations are currently elaborating this mechanism, he added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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BRUSSELS, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders welcomed Thursday the adoption by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday of a resolution establishing a mechanism to assist in the prosecution of serious violations of humanitarian law in Syria. In a statement he said Belgium presented the resolution together with Lichtenstein and...