Human Rights Council Thirty-seventh session

26 February–23 March 2018

Agenda item 4

Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Russian Federation:* amendment to draft resolution A/HRC/37/L.38

37/… The human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

1. Paragraph 7

Paragraph 7 should read

7. Strongly condemns all terrorist acts and violence in the Syrian Arab Republic,

including those committed against civilians by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the

Levant (Daesh), Al-Nusrah Front and other terrorist organizations designated by the

Security Council, and the continued gross, systematic and widespread abuses of

international human rights law and violations of international humanitarian law by

terrorists, reaffirms that terrorism, including the actions of the so-called Islamic State in

Iraq and the Levant (Daesh), cannot and should not be associated with any religion,

nationality or civilization, stresses the importance of the full implementation of Security

Council resolution 2170 (2014) of 15 August 2014, and calls upon all States not to support

terrorism or terrorists in the Syrian Arab Republic;

2. Paragraph 44

After paragraph 44, insert a new paragraph reading

44. bis Expresses its support for the final statement of the Congress of the

Syrian National Dialogue of 30 January 2018 and the commitments expressed therein;

* State not a member of the Human Rights Council.