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Europeans want war crimes probe of Houla massacre
Europeans want UN rights body to call for war crimes probe of Houla massacre
By The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) ' European countries want the U.N.'s top human rights body to propose a war crimes probe into last week's killing of over 100 people in Syria.

Diplomats from the 27-nation European Union say they want an emergency meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council to pass a resolution that is stronger than a draft tabled by Qatar, Turkey and the United States.

The current text says "those responsible for serious violations of human rights must be held accountable."



Three EU officials said the resolution should include a call for the U.N. Security Council to consider referring the massacre in Houla to the International Criminal Court. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations.

The 47-nation rights council can't refer cases to the ICC directly.


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