CIC's Karina Gerlach was interviewed in France24's El Debate about controversial and false statements made by heads of state in their speeches at this year's United Nations General Assembly.
"In reality, the heads of state are talking to the people in their countries... This is not something different from what we have seen in other years," Gerlach told France24. "They are narratives that are already known, and they are repeated because it is for the national public."
France24 reported on a statement by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, published after the first cases of COVID-19 were registered in the country.
The commission, of which CIC senior fellow Hanny Megally is a member, stated that "nurses, doctors and medical volunteers have been attacked, detained and disappeared by parties to the conflict," and that "all attacks on medical providers, facilities, hospitals, and first responders must cease immediately."