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SLICING THE SYRIAN GEOGRAPHY

Executive summary:        Civilians suffer in their traveling inside the Syria geography, in the areas that controlled by the opposite parties.     This suffering differs from one area to another, the civilians traveling get affected due to establishing a check. Points that open and close due to several elements, most importantly.   The agreements that take

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Changes to asylum policies in several European countries may pave the way for a violation of the principle of non-refoulement and the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Since the end of 2019, we have witnessed clear changes in the policies of several European countries regarding asylum and especially the reception of Syrian refugees. The reasons for the changes made by the governments of these countries have ranged from reports claiming improved security conditions, which is in clear contradiction to European and international

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Officially, we were informed that the complaint submitted by both Urnammu and Release me …. has become an official communication

The complaint was submitted to Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; and Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 43/20, 42/22,

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Syria: Submission to the United Nations Special Procedure on Corruption and Other Practices Related to Detention in Syria

On 23/11/2020 , “Urnammu” and “Release Me” jointly made a submission to the United Nations Special Procedures on practices of corruption by the Government of Syria in relation to detained individuals in Syria. The submission followed an earlier submission by the two organizations concerning the arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearances of three individuals. In

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Syria: Decades-Long Discrimination and Violence against Women Exacerbated by Nearly 10 Years of Conflict

On 25th Sep. 2020, Multiple Syrian Non-Governmental Organizations, through their membership in the Syrian Women Network, coordinated and made a submission to the United Nations Special Procedures on the discrimination and violence faced by Syrian women in Syria. The submission was made by Syrian Women’s Network and its affiliated organizations Urnammu, Kurdish Organization for the

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Syria: Victims and Survivors of torture, Arbitrary Detention and Enforced Disappearances are Yet to Receive an Effective Remedy

On 31 August 2020, Release Me, Urnammu and No Photo Zone made a submission to four United Nations Special Procedures concerning acts of torture, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances perpetrated by the Syrian authorities and their affiliated forces within the context of the armed conflict taking place in Syria. Specifically, the submission highlights acts of

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Submission to the Human Rights Committee for the 130th Session

I. Introduction More than 10 years have passed since the last review of the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (HRC). Many events have takenplace in Syria. Notably, a non-international armed conflict ensued in early 2012, whichhave had devastating effects on Syrians. The conflict witnessed the commission ofcountless crimes, violations

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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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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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