To mark International Day on Women Human Rights Defenders 2012, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs Fatou Bensouda has written a guest post on Ambassador to the Netherlands Paul Arkwright’s blog.
Today, she will join Foreign Secretary William Hague, in the first meeting in London, of the Steering Board of the British initiative on preventing sexual violence in armed conflict, of which her office is a member.
Photo credit: International Criminal Court
President Assad and his closest cronies should be under no doubt that they will be held to account for their actions. All those with influence over the Syrian leadership, including Russia, have a duty to back efforts to stop the violence and to isolate a regime which is as doomed as it is dangerous to the Syrian people.