For the eighth year in a row, serious human rights violations continue in Syria, which have so far killed some 700,000 Syrians, displaced about half of the Syrians from their homes, including six million outside Syria, destroyed about one million homes, and a large proportion of vital institutions such as schools, hospitals and public roads .
In addition to the victims and the displaced, about 100,000 people are in prison, and some 40,000 people are missing, whose whereabouts and fate are unknown.
Over the past years, complicated violations have led to the deterioration of the humanitarian and living conditions in Syria. About 10 million Syrians have become in need of food. These violations have resulted in a series of effects that Syrian society is not expected to end in at least two decades to come.
In addition to the violations in Syria, the Syrians in the countries of refuge and asylum have been subjected to a number of violations by States and pro state groups and even some host communities. In recent years there has been an increase in the rate of crimes of racism and hatred in a number of neighbouring countries, in parallel with the siege of official documents practiced by the Syrian regime on Syrians at home and abroad.
Since 2011, the international community has worked to deal with the outcomes of violations within the policy of “extinguishing fires” by providing food and drink for the displaced, without any real effort to stop those who displaced them, and even the international political quotas led to prevent the naming of the perpetrators of crimes, Replace it by condemning the crime and ignoring the criminal !.
On the other hand, the international community has dedicated its political efforts to push the idea of accountability and transitional justice away from the path of political solution and to rehabilitate war criminals so that they will be responsible for reconstruction and state building.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee, recalling on the International Day of Human Rights all the violations and crimes witnessed by the Syrian people over the past eight years, stresses that ignoring violations and crimes, whether by the institutions of the international community or by the international actors in Syria will not allow stability to occur, stability in Syria, and will not allow the Syrians to overcome the pain of the past years, since the crimes and their consequences can be overcome only through the actual march of transitional justice, including the conviction of criminals and rehabilitation of the victims.
Syrian Human Rights Committee