Efforts from the United Nations Security Council to refer the investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) have seen a sign of hopelessness after Russia vetoed the move earlier this month.
Experts interviewed by Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj this week in his show the “Diplomatic Avenue” discussed the possibility of involving the ICC in the Syrian crisis and the possible alternatives to achieve justice to all sides in the war-torn country.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.