News & Views

December 24, 2018

A Post-War Syria?

Justice means not only punishing those responsible for past atrocities but also ensuring that these violations aren’t repeated

December 24, 2018

Assad’s government is doubling down on the killing of political prisoners as

“There was no room for leniency on my second visit,” one man said. “Almost everyone in that room was sentenced to death. They were reading the sentences aloud

December 23, 2018

Let’s not forget the suffering of Syrians

This is our collective legacy of non-intervention. True, no British soldiers have died, but we have seen regular terror attacks in the UK, up to 1 million dead in Syria

December 20, 2018

A New Constitution is Not the Solution for Syria

The primary problem with Syria’s current constitution, which was amended at the beginning of the conflict in 2012, is not its content, but rather its implementation

December 20, 2018

Reflections, gratitude, and hope

As we look ahead to next year, we know there’s much more we will do together

December 19, 2018

Just before its collapse in its last enclave, ISIS executes more than 700 prisoners and detainees, transfers hundreds to the west of Euphrates, and releases a similar number

The same sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the Organization intentionally transferred 350 to 400 detainees and abductees it has; through Euphrates River to its enclave in Homs and Deir Ezzor west of Euphrates River

December 10, 2018

Revitalizing Civil Society Engagement in the Geneva Process

De Mistura does not seem to understand the value of civil society participation, but rather sees the CSSR as a box to check off

December 10, 2018

Regime Intelligence Used Rape to Humiliate Victims

This silence could not be maintained by one of the women, who due to the terrible pain she suffered in the regime’s detention centers had nervous breakdown. This prompted her relatives to seek a consultation with a psychologist

December 6, 2018

Regime Exploits Syrian Law to Cover up Its Crimes

They stipulate that if a person is missing for four years, they are declared dead. This eliminates the requests from the commission and other agencies to hand over the bodies of prisoners and inform their families of what they’d been subjected to