The International Community’s dealing with the crime of the siege of Homs has set a negative precedent through its dealing with its results, and not looking at the crime of the siege itself and its perpetrators. In fact, the international community not only ignored the siege for a year and a half, but helped empty […]
Five human rights priorities should be central to the discussions between the Syrian government and opposition delegations ahead of the opening of the first direct negotiations between the warring parties in Syria. The priorities should be justice, humanitarian aid access, rights-respecting treatment of detainees, security sector reform, and an end to the unlawful use of […]
“Safeguarding freedom of expression in Syria, protection of journalists and a free and independent media sector must be fundamental elements in any political process and settlement, says coalition of international media development organisations. As the Syria peace conference opens in Geneva, international media assistance NGOs call on the stakeholders of the conflict and conference participants […]
Amnesty International: World leaders at the Geneva II peace conference on Syria must demand full access to investigate allegations that 11,000 people have been tortured and killed while in detention in the country and monitor conditions in detention, said Amnesty International. A report by former war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts is based on documents […]
Syrian children are starving to death.