Lord Ashdown urged peers "to act as a bulwark to international law"
The House of Lords has been recalled from its summer recess to debate a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
MPs are to vote in the House of Commons on a motion which could pave the way for military action in Syria.
It is unlikely there will be a vote in the House of Lords but peers will make a "take note" motion.
Former Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown urged peers "to act as a bulwark to international law".
29 Aug 2013
- From the section UK Politics