Member states must back Secretary-General António Guterres’ proposal to set up a body on Syria’s disappeared.
Lynn Welchman is a Commissioner of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. She is a Professor of Law at SOAS University of London, where she teaches Is... lamic law, Gender, Law and Society in the Middle East and North Africa, and Human Rights and Islamic Law.
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