Swiss former attorney general investigating Syria atrocities says: ‘I have no power as long as the security council does nothing’

A member of the UN commission of inquiry on Syria said on Sunday she was quitting because a lack of political backing from the security council had made the job impossible, according to reports.

Carla del Ponte, 70, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, told a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Locarno film festival she had already prepared her letter of resignation, said Swiss national news agency SDA.

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