[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Tuesday accused [press release] the US of undermining efforts to try the Syrian government and its president Bashar al-Assad [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. In its World Report 2014 [text, PDF], HRW said the US focused too much on peace talks with Syria rather than putting "real pressure" on Assad's regime to end the atrocities against its citizens. "As the Geneva II peace talks...

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