12 November 2019 at 10:00 am
at the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Kirkegata 5, 6th floor, Oslo (Norway)
The first trial worldwide on state torture in Syria is expected to start in Germany in early 2020. The German Federal Public Prosecutor filed charges against two former officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s security apparatus.
Norway could also play a role in the international efforts to hold to account those responsible for international crimes committed by the Syrian government.
Together with Syrian torture survivors, its Syrian partners from the Syrian Center for Legal Research and Studies, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression and the Caesar Files Group, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) and Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) will explain possible legal means and avenues in Norway to tackle grave human rights violations committed in Syria.
Anwar al-Bunni, Executive Director of SCLSR
Ibrahim al-Kasem, Director of CFSG
Almoutassim al-Kilani, Litigation Manager at SCM
Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal, Deputy Secretary General of NHC
Patrick Kroker, Head of the Syria project at ECCHR
The press conference will be held in Norwegian and English.
ECCHR, Anabel Bermejo: Tel: +49 (0)172 587 00 87, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHC, Emil Andre Erstad: Tel: +47 92294594, E-Mail: email@example.com