‘International community has failed completely’ in Syria
01 July 2020 | 7:00 am
From Syrian war crimes to US hypocrisy in the Julian Assange case, the global "erosion of human rights standards" is of critical concern, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer tells DW.
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