16 May 2024

Accountability Efforts After 13 Years of Atrocities in Syria

16 May 2024, 4:00 pm

As long as the Assad regime remains in power, no genuine investigations into the crimes committed in Syria since 2011 will take place in the country. Yet, even though there is also little prospect of accountability on an international level due to the blockage of the International Criminal Court, impunity for crimes committed in Syria is no longer absolute. Trials and investigations are underway or have already taken place in several third states. Although many crimes and perpetrators have yet to be prosecuted, it must be seen as a major achievement for justice efforts for Syria that the system of international justice could deliver impressive initial results – thanks to the relentless efforts of Syrian activists, lawyers, organizations, diplomats, artists and politicians. 

In collaboration with the Syrian Network for Human Rights, ECCHR has published the report Patchwork justice for Syria? – Achievements and blind spots in the struggle for accountability to provide an overview of the accountability efforts to address crimes in Syria from 2011 onwards. On 16 May 2024, we invite you to join us for the release of this report, where we will discuss the successes and gaps within accountability efforts and the role of international mechanisms, such as the IIIM.

Organized by Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), ECCHR

With Michelle Jarvis (Deputy Head of the IIIM)
Fadel Abdulghany (Executive Director of SNHR)
Helena Krüger (Legal advisor at ECCHR)
Patrick Kroker (Senior Legal advisor at ECCHR)
Linnea Arvidsson (UN Commission of Inquiry)
Moderator Rula Asad (Co-founder of the Syrian Female Journalists Network)
Translation The event will be in English with Arabic interpretation available

The event will take place online. Please register here


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