Statements & Reports

December 10, 2019

joint statement on the fate of the Missing, Detained and Forcibly Disappeared and guarantee the freedom and safety of human rights defenders in Syria

For them and for thousands of forcibly disappeared and detainees in Syria, today, we, the undersigned organizations, renew our commitment to work in every possible way to reveal their fate and defend their rights to justice and accountability

December 9, 2019

Eight violations (including killing of media professional) documented in November 2019

As usual, the Syrian regime committed the most deadly violations against journalists as it killed one media professional and injured one by directly targeting their locations while doing media coverage. On the other hand, HTS and PYD committed 3 violations each

December 3, 2019

ISIS-only tribunal: selective, politicised justice will do more harm than good

While ISIS committed atrocities across its territories in both Iraq and Syria, any international justice measures must take into consideration the very different prevailing circumstances in the two countries

November 13, 2019

Syria rights group exposes harrowing picture of life in ‘world’s worst prison’

Every former prisoner interviewed reported to have been beaten with sticks of batons in Sednaya, with 20 forms of torture identified, often resulting in the death of the inmates

November 12, 2019

In October 2019: two media professionals killed and violations seriously escalate

As for geographical distribution, violations focused in northern Syria; al-Hasakah province witnessed 9 violations while Aleppo province witnessed 6 violations. Also, one violation was committed in Idlib and one violation was committed out of Syria

November 10, 2019

The Most Notable Violations by the Parties Participating in the Constitutional Committee Within the First Week of Its Sessions

The Continuing Perpetration of War Crimes by the Syrian Regime and Its Allies Is Further Evidence of Insulting the Constitution and the International Community

November 1, 2019

Journalists in Syria deserve protection and justice

While the vast majority of crimes against journalists have been committed with impunity, there are some possible avenues for justice

October 26, 2019

Syrian refugees arrested, face deportation from Egypt

“Detaining refugees in difficult circumstances, preventing them from communicating with their families and denying them health care is tantamount to torture,”

October 25, 2019

After Its Secretary of State Announced That the Syrian Regime Again Used Chemical Weapons, the USA Should Implement Its Red Line Pledge

Through Its Repeated Use of Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction, the Syrian Regime Shows It Is a Threat to the World and Humanity, Not Just Syrians