Move at UN to refer Syria crimes to ICC

France drafts Security Council resolution despite uncertainty over its fate given Russia and China's positions.

    Al Jazeera has learned that the UN Security Council will vote next week on whether to refer crimes committed in Syria during three years of warfare to the International Criminal Court.

    France has drafted a resolution but it is far from certain that it will avoid a veto from Russia or China.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.