On 10 June 2016, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon transmitted the second report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) on chemical weapons use in Syria to the UN Security Council. The JIM was established by the United Nations in August 2015, under the auspices…

Amnesty says Syria airstrikes war crimes Investigators said there was “sufficient evidence” to conclude that government forces were responsible an attacks on the rebel-held village of Qmenas on 16 March 2015 The Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) report said a device dropped from a high altitude “hit…

  NEW YORK, 30 August 2016 (Joint Investigative Mechanism) — The Security Council considered the third report (document S/2016/738) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)‑United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism, pursuant to resolution 2235 (2015).  The report provides the findings, assessments and conclusions of the Mechanism’s…

Security Council mulls possible action after watching video of doctors treating victims of alleged chlorine bomb attack. The UN Security Council has heard firsthand accounts from Syrian doctors of alleged chemical weapons attacks in their country. Following the closed-door meeting at the UN headquarters in…

“While the Syrian Coalition strongly condemns this crime, it denounces the international community’s silence over this heinous act,” the coalition said, in a statement released Wednesday. “This continued silence is seen by Assad as a green light to commit more crimes against the Syrian people.”  …