#withSyria Press Release on Arria Formula Meeting within the UN

The #withSyria campaign has issued a joint press release on behalf of 81 organisations worldwide, of which RR is one of them.We are calling upon the United Nations Security Council to increase the accountability of the Syrian regime especially with regards to brutal and indiscriminate attacks. Text and signatories of the press release:


We are a coalition of human rights and humanitarian organizations working to protect and assist the civilians of Syria. We wish to express our collective outrage at the never ending state of unchecked brutality in Syria and call on the UN Security Council to take immediate action.  Given continuing indiscriminate attacks against civilians within Syria, we urge each member of the Security Council to now take steps to implement further diplomatic measures given clear and ongoing non-compliance with Resolution 2139, specifically measures to establish a mechanism to track and publically expose indiscriminate attacks by any means against civilians, including barrel bombs or car bombs, and to lay down clear consequences for violators.  
Sixteen months ago the UN Security Council demanded an end to “…all attacks against civilians, as well as the indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas, including shelling and aerial bombardment, such as the use of barrel bombs” in Resolution 2139. Yet since then the Council has stood by as this demand has been repeatedly violated month after month with unrelenting and brutal attacks against schools, markets, and hospitals and the deaths of thousands of Syrian civilians. This must not be allowed to continue. Expressing “deep concern” in statements to the press while Syrians are killed and maimed in attacks which violate International Humanitarian Law day after day is a woefully inadequate response. Syrians deserve to be protected from all attacks, not just those involving chemical weapons.
We urge the Council to use the upcoming Arria meeting to seize the momentum on this critical issue and commence the process required to set up a mechanism to track and publically expose indiscriminate attacks by any means against civilians, including barrel bombs or car bombs, and to lay down clear consequences for violators.
1. Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture (ACAT) 
2. Algerian League for Defense of Human Rights 
3. Alkarama Foundation 
4. Alliance for Peacebuilding 
5. Amnesty International  
6. Andalus Institute for Tolerance and anti-Violence Studies 
7. Arab Coalition for Sudan 
8. Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) 
9. Arab Organisation for Human Rights – Libya
10. Arab Organisation for Human Rights – Mauritania 
11. Arab Program For Human Rights Activists 
12. Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS)  
13. Baytna Syria 
14. Bridge of Peace Syria
15. Broederlijk Delen 
16. CAABU (Council for Arab-British Understanding) 
17. CAFOD 
18. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies 
19. CARE International 
20. Caritas Czech Republic 
21. Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) 
23. Concern Worldwide 
24. Darfur Bar Association 
25. Development and Peace 
26. Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) 
27. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
28. Fraternity Center for Democracy and Civil Society 
29. Friends Committee on National Legislation 
30. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect 
31. Handicap International 
32. Hand in Hand for Syria 
33. Human Rights & Democracy Media Center “SHAMS" 
34. Human Rights First Society - Saudi Arabia 
35. Human Rights Watch 
36. Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS)  
37. International Rescue Committee (IRC) 
38. Islamic Relief USA 
39. Karam Foundation 
40. Ligue des droits de l'Homme (LDH) 
41. Madani Organization 
42. Mayday Rescue 
43. Médecins du Monde/ Doctors of the World  
44. Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies  
45. Nonviolence Network in the Arab Countries 
46. No Peace Without Justice 
47. Norwegian People's Aid 
48. Norwegian Church Aid
49. NuDay Syria 
50. Omani Monitor for Human Rights 
51. Open Doors UKI
52. Palestinian League for Human Rights - Syria 
53. Pax Christi Flanders
54. The Peace Appeal Foundation
55. People In Need 
56. Permanent Peace Movement 
57. Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies (Jordan) 
58. Physicians for Human Rights 
59. Refugees International 
60. Relief International 
61. Rethink Rebuild Society  
62. Relief & Reconciliation for Syria
63. Save the Children
65. Sudan Social Development Organisations (SUDO UK) 
66. Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) 
67. Syria Civil Defence 
68. Syria Relief 
69. Syria Relief and Development 
70. The Day After Association  
71. The Helen Bamber Foundation  
72. The Syrian Emergency Task Force
73. Trocaire 
74. Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights 
75. United to End Genocide 
76. United for a Free Syria 
77. Violations Documentation Center in Syria 
78. Vision GRAM-International
79. Welthungerhilfe 
80. World Jewish Relief 
81. Zarga Organisation for Rural Development (ZORD) – Sudan


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