IPU calls on Syrian Parliament to fulfill its role and protect its people
30 August 2012
The IPU has today called on the Syrian parliament to fulfill its legal responsibility to protect the Syrian people and urgently take a lead in ending the conflict in the country.
In particular, it calls on the parliament to hold the government to account, especially in the oversight of the security and military forces and ensuring the safety of innocent civilians.
The call comes at the end of an extraordinary session of the IPU's Executive Committee in Geneva which ended today. The Committee also stated its intention to take the question of Syria’s suspension from the IPU to its next assembly in Quebec City in October this year.
Read the press release.