This resolution condemns the unlawful use of violence against civilians by the government of Syria, and urges the U.S. to support efforts to collect information about ongoing human rights violations and crimes against humanity to support future war crimes trials. It also encourages the U.S. and its partners to work towards stopping such attacks, and establish additional mechanisms to protect civilians while providing access to humanitarian aid.
The President would be urged to direct the U.S. representative to the United Nations to promote the establishment of a tribunal to investigate war crimes committed by the Syrian government, its allies, and other parties to the conflict. Additionally, other nations would be encouraged to apprehend and deliver into tribunal custody persons indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide in Syria.
As a concurrent resolution, this legislation could advance to the Senate if passed by the House, but even if it is approved by both chambers it would neither be considered binding law nor require a signature by the President.