In the U.S. Congress proposed the establishment of a Tribunal for Syria
In the United States a group of senators have proposed a bill, implying the beginning of the international investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the Syrian authorities.
In the document, in particular proposed to create a “hybrid” Tribunal.
The proposed bill introduced in the U.S. Congress. Its authors were ex-candidate in presidents of the United States Marco Rubio, senators Ben Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen, Bob Corker, Bob Menendez, and Todd young. The document specifies the loss in the conflict in Syria, suffered by him the damage and the measures already taken to investigate events during the war.
A key responsibility for war crimes committed during the war, rests with the Pro-government forces and the regime of Bashar al-Assad
In line with this, the draft law proposed within 180 days from the date of its entry into force to consider the creation of a “hybrid Tribunal” in Syria. “The term “hybrid Tribunal” means a temporary criminal Tribunal, which will bring together lawyers, judges and other experts for the prosecution of persons suspected of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide”, — explained in the document.
One of the authors of the document, the Sinatra, Joan Shain, explained that a statement that “Bashar al-Assad, again and again shows that he is a cruel dictator, do not value people’s lives”. “This bill is an important step on the way to guarantee that Assad and his allies will bear responsibility for their barbaric actions they committed in the past six years,” she said.
Another author, Bob Corker, Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate, said that Bashar al-Assad “continues to demonstrate that he’s a violent dictator who should be behind bars.”
In this connection, the Senator urged the us authorities “to facilitate the process that will make Assad and all the perpetrators of war crimes in Syria be held accountable”.
The proposed bill was published shortly after applying the us military on April 7 rocket attack on the airbase shirt in Syria
This step was adopted by the us military in connection with reports of a chemical attack in Idlib province, the responsibility for which Western countries have placed on Damascus.
A chemical attack in Idlib province was made on 4 April. The exact number of her victims is unknown, but according to some, it may be of the order of 100 people.
In connection with information about the chemical attack, the U.S. Treasury has announced new sanctions against Syria. The exact content of the sanctions, is still unknown, more detailed information about them, the head of the U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin promised to publish in the near future.