Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice Publishes New Report Concerning the State of Syrian Regime Prisons

Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice Publishes New Report Concerning the State of Syrian Regime Prisons

A new report into the conditions of Syrian prisons has been prepared by the Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice. Abuses of prisoners held by the regime have been well documented since the beginning of the Syrian revolution. Earlier in 2014, a report prepared by London-based law firm, Carter-Ruck, brought to light the scale of the human rights abuses against detainees. This new report from the Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice examines the international treaties concerning prisoners’ rights which Syria is bound by, the domestic laws intended to regulate prisoners, and the current realities of the prison system. The report draws […]

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Syria in the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance

Syria in the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance

SCTJ Publishes a Report on Enforced Disappearance Due to the widespread perpetration of enforced disappearance in states ruled by dictators and military regimes such as Latin America, the United Nation declared the 30th of August to be international Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. On this occasion, enforced disappearance in Syria should be highlighted as tens of thousands have become forcibly-disappeared over the past three years. The United Nations’ International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance classifies this crime as a crime against humanity because it entails many violations of human rights, which affect the […]

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Syria: Lift Blackout on Prisoners’ Fate

Syria: Lift Blackout on Prisoners’ Fate No Information About Many Sednaya Detainees Since Violent Response to July 2008 Riot (New York, December 10, 2009) – Syrian authorities should make public without further delay the fate of all prisoners whose whereabouts and well-being remain a mystery almost 18 months after security forces put down a riot at the Sednaya prison in July 2008, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch released a partial list today of Sednaya detainees whose families have not been able to get any information about them. The government imposed a total blackout on Sednaya after prison […]

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