A United Nations commission investigating rights violations that have occurred in Syria in the past year should be allowed to continue its work, a draft resolution presented in Geneva Friday (September 21st) said.
The draft resolution calls for an extension of the mandate -- scheduled to expire next Friday -- of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
The draft, submitted by Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, also requests that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon provide additional resources to the commission.
This is needed "in order to allow [the commission] to completely fulfil its mandate in light of the increasingly deteriorating human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic", AFP quoted the text as saying.
In its report published in August, the commission accused the Syrian regime and, to a lesser extent, opposition forces of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The commission has also drawn up two confidential lists of names of people and groups suspected of carrying out atrocities in the country.
The UN Human Rights Council will vote on the draft resolution next week.