UN tentatively takes action in Syria, more needed

Looks like CBRNe World and The UN think the same way as it has just announced here.

He exercised the right to investigate a claim we discussed, although he has used a slightly different route by recognising the Syrian Government's right as a member state to request an investigation. As such it seems they will not be focusingon the opposition counter claims and repeated allegations. This seems rather short sighted considering the amount of international community that have been lining up to recognise the Syrian Opposition as the 'Government'.

The scope of the investigation is yet to be revealed, but if it isn't made public it will totally fail to achieve the closure required. The OPCW is a good body to be leading this, but its going to be a challenge as they have never conducted an investigation, let alone in a war zone, and are used to strict terms of confidentiality.

CBRNe World can only plead that this is work is carried out in the brightest glare of open reporting possible or they might as well save the air fares as no one will accept the results. They may also wish to consider that the most relevant expertise in these situations is held by military investigation teams (known in NATO as SIBCRA). They are also going to have to address the tricky issue of tissue samples - given the time delay by the time they get there it may be autopsy and tissue samples taht hold the best evidence. When I last looked neither OPCW or SIBCRA held trained medical personnel approved to carry out those kinds of autopsy.

All solvable problems - but lets keep the pressure on this isue up so they are addressed - #investigatesyria

Looks like CBRNe World and The UN think the same way as it has just announced here.

He exercised the right to investigate a claim we discussed, although he has used a slightly different route by recognising the Syrian Government's right as a member state to request an investigation. As such it seems they will not be focusingon the opposition counter claims and repeated allegations. This seems rather short sighted considering the amount of international community that have been lining up to recognise the Syrian Opposition as the 'Government'.

The scope of the investigation is yet to be revealed, but if it isn't made public it will totally fail to achieve the closure required. The OPCW is a good body to be leading this, but its going to be a challenge as they have never conducted an investigation, let alone in a war zone, and are used to strict terms of confidentiality.

CBRNe World can only plead that this is work is carried out in the brightest glare of open reporting possible or they might as well save the air fares as no one will accept the results. They may also wish to consider that the most relevant expertise in these situations is held by military investigation teams (known in NATO as SIBCRA). They are also going to have to address the tricky issue of tissue samples - given the time delay by the time they get there it may be autopsy and tissue samples taht hold the best evidence. When I last looked neither OPCW or SIBCRA held trained medical personnel approved to carry out those kinds of autopsy.

All solvable problems - but lets keep the pressure on this isue up so they are addressed - #investigatesyria

Tags: CBRNe, Military

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