The Syrian regime’s treatment of its people is simply appalling. We strongly condemn its attacks on civilians and infrastructure. The use of starvation and siege warfare in opposition-held areas is deplorable. Women and girls suffer disproportionately at the regime’s hands.
We have three recommendations:
The regime should end enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, detention and torture and ensure all allegations are promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigated. The perpetrators must be brought to justice;
It should end attacks on civilians and facilitate unconstrained access for humanitarian actors and independent international human rights monitors;
And it should prohibit and criminalise the use and recruitment of child soldiers and provide physical and psychological recovery services to, and help the social reintegration of, those so recruited.