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TORTURE IN SYRIAN DETENTION CENTERS

In 2011, inspired by the “Arab Spring” spreading across the Middle East, mass civilian protests erupted in Syria calling for democratic reforms, economic opportunities, and an end to corruption. In response, the government of the Syrian Arab Republic, led by President Bashar al-Assad, developed a nationwide strategy to suppress protesters and perceived opponents to his authoritarian …

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Les Familles Syriennes Invitent les Etats Membres de l’ONU à Soutenir l’Institution pour les Disparus de Force.

Nous, survivants, survivantes et familles des plus de 100,000 Syriens et Syriennes disparus de force depuis 2011, estimons que la recherche des disparus est une étape essentielle permettant de construire la paix en Syrie. Mais, c’est un processus complexe qui nécessite une grande capacité, ainsi que des efforts de coordination entre les institutions étatiques, les …

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Las familias sirias instan a los Estados miembros de la ONU a apoyar la Instituciónpara las Personas Desaparecidas.

Nosotros, los supervivientes y familiares  más de 100.000 sirios desaparecidos forzosamente desde 2011, creemos que la búsqueda de los desaparecidos es un paso esencial hacia la construcción de la paz en Siria. Pero es un proceso complejo que requiere grandes recursos, así como esfuerzos de coordinación entre instituciones estatales, organizaciones internacionales, grupos de víctimas, organizaciones …

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Syrian Families Urge UN Member States Support for Missing Persons Institution.

We, the survivors and families of the more than 100,000 Syrians who have been forcibly disappeared since 2011, regard the search for the missing as an essential step towards building peace. But the work of determining the fate and whereabouts of the disappeared is complex, requiring considerable resources as well as coordination between state institutions, …

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OPCW Releases Third Report by Investigation and Identification TeamReasonable grounds to identify Syrian Arab Air Forces as perpetrators of 2018 Douma chemical attack

The Hague, Netherlands—27 January 2023—The OPCW Investigation and Identification Team (IIT)’s third report concludes that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Syrian Arab Air Forces were the perpetrators of the chemical weapons attack on 7 April 2018 in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic. Based on the holistic assessment of the large volume and wide range of …

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The Secretary-General met with (Representatives of the Truth and Justice) Charter Group on Syria yesterday.

The Secretary-General met with (Representatives of the Truth and Justice) Charter Group on Syria yesterday. He expressed his admiration for their efforts on behalf of the many Syrians who remain arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared and missing, while acknowledging the tremendous pain and suffering of victims, survivors and families. The Secretary-General stressed the need for all …

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President of (CFA), Mrs. (Maryam Hallaq), participated in the twenty-fourth forum of the European Union and non-governmental organizations on human rights, which was held on December 14 and 15, 2022 in Brussels / Belgium.

President of (CFA), Mrs. (Maryam Hallaq), participated in the twenty-fourth forum of the European Union and non-governmental organizations on human rights, which was held on December 14 and 15, 2022 in Brussels / Belgium. Organized by the European Commission in partnership with the European External Action Service, the Human Rights and Democracy Network focuses on …

President of (CFA), Mrs. (Maryam Hallaq), participated in the twenty-fourth forum of the European Union and non-governmental organizations on human rights, which was held on December 14 and 15, 2022 in Brussels / Belgium. Read More »

STATEMENT BY SYRIAN VICTIMS’ GROUPS REGARDING THE REPORT RELEASED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, ON MISSING PEOPLE IN SYRIA

The United Nations Secretary-General has conducted a study on “how to bolster efforts, including through existing measures and mechanisms, to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing people in the Syrian Arab Republic, identify human remains and provide support to their families, in consultation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human …

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THE GUIDELINES FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF VICTIMS IN THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANISM FOR THE DISAPPEARED IN SYRIA

The following guidelines aim to consolidate the right to the participation of victims and their families in the search for their disappeared and loved ones in Syria, specifically in the context of a future international mechanism for the search for missing persons, and to emphasize that the right to participation is a remedy for victims, …

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POSITION PAPER: AN INTERNATIONAL MECHANISM FOR CONFRONTING THE CRISIS OF DETENTION AND ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE IN SYRIA

The following position paper was prepared by ten associations and organizations representing families of victims and survivors of detention and enforced disappearance in Syria, namely: Caesar Families Association, Families for Freedom, the Coalition of Families of Persons Kidnapped by ISIS-Daesh (Massar), Ta’afi Initiative, Hevdesti (Synergy) Association for Victims, the Association of Detainees and the Missing in Sednaya Prison (ADMSP), Adra …

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