Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Pinheiro to UN: "Bring Syria to a just and lasting peace"

July 29, 2013

"It is not enough to be appalled. There is an obligation to do what you must to bring this war to a close. ... It is time to do what you must to bring Syria to a just and lasting peace."

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and adjunct professor at the Institute, addressed a plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York today. In his briefing on the human rights situation in Syria, Pinheiro described a country in "free-fall." 


Watch the full briefing here.