The fourth Women’s Space for Collaboration Conference was held in March 2019, and consisted of Syrian women leaders active at the local, national and international level. The conference served as a space for women to share their experience and ideas on Syrian issues from women’s perspective. The Space for Collaboration Conference was first held in August 2014. This is the fourth conference focusing on the issue of detainees as it is of crucial importance for many Syrians. Most Syrians have been affected by detention: women and men have been detained, or forcibly disappeared along...
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 of Torture, thousands...