We, the undersigned civil society groups, urge United Nations Security Council members to approve a draft resolution supported by a broad coalition of countries that would refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). More than three years into a conflict that has claimed well over 100,000 lives, according […]
On the International Day of Human Rights: What Remains of the Declaration of Human Rights?
Today marks the fifty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948; a day which was later to be known as the “International Day for Human Rights”. The Declaration is the first human rights document which was agreed upon internationally, setting up a world-wide dream of a new age in which […]
Why are there no Statistics for Enforced Disappearances in Syria?
Despite how large and wide-scale the issue of enforced disappearances is in Syria, the numbers and statistics provided by human rights organisations- both Syrian and international- remain approximate, with differences between them sometimes reaching 100%, and no organisation being able to reveal the names of all those released. This is due to many reasons, some […]