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'I Give Up': Top War Crimes Expert Resigns From U.N.'s Syria Inquiry

"The states in the Security Council don't want justice," Carla Del Ponte told the Swiss publication Blick. "I can't any longer be part of this commission which simply doesn't do anything."
Carla Del Ponte, a former United Nations prosecutor and member of a U.N.-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, at a 2013 press conference in Geneva. / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images

A top former war crimes prosecutor has quit the U.N.'s Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, over what she described as the Security Council's lack of political will to hold the perpetrators of war crimes accountable.

"I give up. The, as quoted by The Associated Press. "I can't any longer be part of this commission which simply doesn't do anything."

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