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80 feminist and human rights organisations and well-known advocates support call for sexual and gender-based violence to be tried as a crime against humanity by European courts

State-sponsored sexual and gender-based violence in Syria should be tried as a crime against humanity, 80 feminist and human rights organisations and well-known advocates said today — the day after the first criminal complaint on sexual and gender-based violence in detention facilities was filed in Germany on the 17 June 2020 by seven Syrian women

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Letter & Recommendations to the Committee on Detainees and Kidnapped Persons in Syria “Syrians for Detainees and Abductees” created at the initiative of the Syrian Democratic Council

To: Syrians for Detainees and Abductees Syrian Democratic Council In a press release on 5 April 2020, the Syrian Democratic Council announced the formation of a committee to follow-up on the file of detainees and kidnapped persons in Syria, calling on the parties to the conflict in Syria to abide by international human rights law

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Before It Is Too Late

Before It is Too Late is a framework document that examines the various aspects of the issue of detention in Syria and offers practical proposals on how to address this issue within a set of legal and human rights parameters. It is a living, non-final document and a joint national project which shall not be

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Forgotten Children

Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights published its report entitled "Forgotten Children". The report reviews the grave violations against children, who were detained or still in the detention centers controlled by Syrian regime forces, pro-government militias, armed opposition groups or extremist groups.

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Situation Report on Violence Against Women

When Syrian men and women took to the streets in early 2011 in peaceful demonstrations to call for democratic reforms, the authorities responded with mounting repression, including arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances and torture. Six years later, the number of people detained by government forces was more than 106,727, according to the Syrian Network for Human

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Two Young Children and Their Mother Missing Since 2013 Abduction by Syrian Government Forces

On October 18, 2017, Alkarama and Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights sent an urgent appeal to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID ) regarding the case of Ruba Bakkar and her two young children, all of whom remain missing following their arrests by Syrian government forces in 2013. Thirty-year-old Ruba Bakkar and her children

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Palestinian Student Missing Since 2012 Abduction from Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria

On October 13, 2017, Alkarama and Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights Foundation sent an urgent appeal to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID ) regarding the case of Salma Abdul Razzaq, a 27-year-old Palestinian student who has been missing since her arrest near Yarmouk refugee camp on December 30, 2012. Her case demonstrates the precarious position

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Agreements

Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

Geneva, 12 August 1949. Conflicts not of an international character. In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions: (1)

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