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Paris Administrative Tribunal admits France’s responsibility in Syria


On 20 December 2014, the Paris Administrative Court dismissed the civil action taken by seven Syrians against Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, for abetting war in Syria and, consequently, for complicity in the killings and massacres of their families.

At Mr. Fabius’ request, the Court held that he could not be sued personally for acts that fall under the foreign policy of his government. In so doing, the Administrative Court paves the way for the Syrian government to take action before the International Court of Justice (the UN tribunal).

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