The rebuke comes a day after the Dutch authorities stated it’s looking for to carry the Syrian authorities accountable for widespread human rights violations below worldwide legislation, together with the UN Conference in opposition to Torture.”The Assad regime has dedicated horrific crimes time after time. The proof is overwhelming. There have to be penalties,” Dutch Minister of Overseas Affairs Stef Blok stated in a press release printed on the ministry’s web site.Blok stated the Syrian authorities had been knowledgeable of the choice by a diplomatic notice, which referred to as on Damascus to stop human rights violations and supply reparations to victims.”Worldwide organizations have repeatedly reported severe human rights violations for years. Massive numbers of Syrians have been tortured, murdered, forcibly disappeared, and subjected to poison-gas assaults, or have misplaced every part fleeing for his or her lives,” the Dutch authorities assertion stated.The Dutch authorities requested Syria to enter into negotiations, saying that doing so is “a essential first step in dispute settlement.”It seems unlikely that the supply of negotiations will likely be accepted by Damascus, which, via its overseas ministry, responded to the announcement by accusing the Dutch authorities of financing and supporting militant teams in Syria.If the 2 international locations are unable to resolve the dispute, the Netherlands can submit the case to arbitration, and if no settlement is reached, it’ll submit the case to a world courtroom, in response to the Dutch assertion. In a press release, the Syrian Overseas Ministry stated the Netherlands’ motion “is nothing however a maneuver to camouflage the scandals of that regime and a determined try to get what it could not via its help for terrorist organizations in Syria.”The Dutch authorities stated about 200,000 Syrian civilians have died within the civil conflict in Syria since 2011 and that about 100,000 are lacking.Roughly 5.6 million Syrians have fled the nation since 2011, in response to the UN Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, and a few 6.6 million individuals are displaced internally. Balkees Jarrah, affiliate worldwide justice director at Human Rights Watch, welcomed the Netherlands’ transfer.”All these, notably governments, which were appalled by the widespread brutality documented in Syria ought to publicly welcome this step and discover related methods to say the rule of legislation,” Jarrah stated in a press release launched Friday.”For years, 1000’s have been systematically starved, crushed, and tortured to their deaths in Syria’s prisons. By utilizing the Torture Conference to demand justice for his or her plight, the Netherlands is standing for numerous victims in an motion that might in the end set off a case on the world’s highest courtroom.” Jarrah added.CNN’s Taylor Barnes in Atlanta and Eyad Kurdi in Gaziantep, Turkey, contributed to this report.