The independent Commission of Inquiry (COI), mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate alleged violations of human rights in Syria, reported on
We call on the Syrian regime to immediately cease the widespread human rights violations committed by Government forces and paramilitary forces. These include arbitrary arrest and detention, violations of children's rights and use of sexual violence.
Also criticised in the report are anti-Government armed groups that are using children as ancillary staff in field units and hospitals. We are concerned by these increasing accounts of human rights abuses being committed by the armed opposition. These are unacceptable and we call on them to stop.