Introduction: Despite the great complexity of the conflict in Syria, its protracted nature, transformation and multiplicity of actors, the issue of detention can be said to be one of the most complex and critical aspects of this conflict. Notwithstanding the stalemate in the course of political settlement to the conflict in Syria, addressing the issue of detention is so urgent it cannot be delayed. The idea of this document is an attempt to develop a reference document for detention in Syria tackling the various aspects of detention in Syria as well as exploring the approaches...
Introduction: The conflict in Syria currently is at a crossroad. The regular Syrian forces and its allied have secured areas around the capital Damascus, as well as Homs and Hama provinces. Left out of its reach are northwestern areas, including Idleb, part of Aleppo countryside and Hama, and southwestern Syria, more specifically parts of Daraa and Quneitra under control of armed opposition factions an jihadist groups. The north is also divided. The northwestern region, especially Afrin and Euphrate shield areas, are under Turkish control, and northeastern Syria, under Syrian Democratic Forces control, backed buy...
His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations   H.E. Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights   H.E. Mr. Vojislav Šuc President of the Human Rights Council   Permanent Representatives of Member States and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council   26 June 2018   Your Excellencies, Today, on the International Day in Support of Victims...
Preface: The Syrian conflict just entered its eight year, and no progress has been made to find a political solution to it. Two peace talks are ongoing, conducted by the United Nations (UN) and Russia respectively, with little to no success. The latest round of the UN-sponsored talks, held in Vienna in January 2018, revealed the unwillingness of the Syrian regime to make any concession to end the conflict,[1] while the Sochi talks, sponsored by Syria’s ally Russia, do little to encourage President Assad to compromise.[2] Eventually, these negotiations have...