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S. 2209 (113th): Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2014

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 3, 2014.

Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2014 - States that Congress: (1) condemns the ongoing violence, use of chemical weapons, targeting of civilian populations, and systematic gross human rights violations carried out by government of Syria and pro-government forces under the direction of President Bashar al-Assad, as well as abuses committed by extremist groups and other combatants involved in the civil war in Syria; (2) supports the people of Syria seeking democratic change; (3) urges all parties to the conflict to halt attacks on civilians; (4) calls on the President to support efforts in Syria and on the part of the international community to ensure accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the conflict; and (5) calls for a United Nations (U.N.) Security Council investigation into gross violations of human rights and war crimes committed during the Syrian conflict.

Direct the Secretary of State to report to Congress regarding war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.