Hosted by the LSE IDEAS
Online public event
Friday 20 November 2020 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The Syrian war is the most documented conflict in history. But is documentation paving the way for justice? Drawing on new research from the Conflict Research Programme, the panel will discuss the current gaps in documentation and ways to address them.
A new paper from the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), Documentation of human rights violations and transitional justice in Syria: gaps and ways to address them, shows how the documentation efforts of international actors and civil society are already shaping the prospects for transitional justice in Syria. There are significant gaps in the documentation required both for accountability processes and for reparative and restorative justice. The event will discuss how to address these gaps and build a solid foundation for holding perpetrators to account and providing recognition and redress to victims.
Ibrahim Olabi is the founder of the Syrian Legal Development Programme, a NGO working on fighting impunity in Syria and the promotion of the rule of law since 2014. Ibrahim is also a barrister at Guernica 37, International Justice Chambers. He previously worked as a consultant to the UN OHCHR and the International Bar Association on Syria related matters.
Barrister at Guernica 37 and Founder of the Syrian Legal Development Programme
Iavor Rangelov is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He chairs the Governing Board of the Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, and co-chairs the London Transitional Justice Network. Iavor has published extensively in the areas of transitional justice, human rights and security, and civil society in a variety of contexts.