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Job Vacancy – Psychological Support Consultant

Employer: Caesar Families Association Vacancy code: PSY003 Place of work: Online Unit-Department: Communication department No. of positions available: 2 Type of contract and duration: 5 Months starting from 1/07/2024   Employer profile: We are a group of families that have lost loved ones under torture, our loved ones became the victims of forced disappearance in …

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Syrian regime has been arresting refugees who have been forcibly repatriated from Lebanon

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) revealed in its latest monthly report that no fewer than 98 cases of arbitrary arrests were documented in April 2024, including two women. The group also noted that the Syrian regime has been arresting refugees who have been forcibly repatriated from Lebanon. The report further notes that Syrian …

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Statement following the issuance of the Secretary-General’s report on “Implementation of the resolution on the establishment of the Independent Institution on Missing Persons in the Syrian Arab Republic”

The Secretary-General of the United Nations issued report number A/78/627, entitled  “Implementation of the Resolution Concerning the Establishment of the Institution Concerned with the Missing Persons in the Syrian Arab Republic”. This report was requested in the UN Resolution 301/77 adopted on June 29, 2023. The resolution’s second paragraph decides the creation of an independent …

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Pursuing Accountability in Syria: The Application of the Convention against Torture Case before the International Court of Justice

In September 2020, the Netherlands invoked Syria’s responsibility for human rights violations  committed during more than a decade of conflict and violence under the UN Convention against  Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Canada joined them  in March 2021. Over the past three years, both states undertook the steps required …

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Executive summary of the International Court of Justice and its formal and substantive jurisdiction in the Syrian case

What is The Hague Court, or the International Court of Justice?   The International Court of Justice, as stated in Article 1 of its statute, is a court that was established in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations to be the main judicial body of the United Nations and operates in accordance with …

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Civil society letter – Syria missing persons institution – SIGNATORIES

Civil Society Organizations Urge UN Member States to Vote in Favor of Independent Institution on Missing Persons in Syria At the end of June, the UN General Assembly will be called to vote on a resolution to establish an independent institution to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing people in the Syrian Arab Republic, …

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Syrian families and human rights groups call for release of 135,000 still detained as US court opens landmark case into Syrian-state torture

Syrian families and human rights groups call for release of 135,000 still detained as US court opens landmark case into Syrian-state torture Syrian activists and human rights groups launch a new campaign today calling for the release of the more than 135,000* Syrians forcibly disappeared or arbitrarily detained by the Assad regime in government detention …

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A civil suit was filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the government of Syria

A civil suit was filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the government of Syria for the detention, interrogation, and torture of a Syrian-American citizen at the Air Force Intelligence Branch at the Mezzeh Military Airport, which houses the presidential plane of Bashar al-Assad. The suit alleges that the plaintiff’s …

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