17 February 2012

International Criminal Court
Office of the Prosecutor
Post Office Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands.

Dear ICC Office of the Prosecutor:

As president of the UN NGO Humanitarian Resource Institute, I would like to call for immediate action by the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), to address the atrocities, war crimes and crimes against humanity that have been documented in Syria during the last 11 months.  The failure of the UN Security Council to advance a formal resolution in support of humanitarian assistance, due to the Veto by China and Russia, has prompted international outrage as the crisis continues to spiral out of control, without any protection of civilians, women and children, that are being exterminated as you read this communication. 

This humanitarian crisis, involving war crimes and crimes against humanity, has prompted two emergency sessions of the UN General Assembly.  Today, it is our request that the ICC use the resultant supporting materials, included on the  Syria: International Humanitarian and Security Discussions portal, as a basis for immediate action:
In deepest appreciation for your response to this humanitarian catastrophe,

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net

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