Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

The Human Rights Situation in Syria

An Assessment by the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry

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For the past year, the international community has been largely paralyzed in responding to Bashar al-Assad’s violent repression of protests in Syria. Though the United Nations Security Council has failed to pass a condemnatory resolution, the UN Human Rights Council swiftly established an independent international Commission of Inquiry in September 2011 to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law since the beginning of the uprising. After extensive interviews with victims and witnesses, the commission’s report presented this month concluded that the Syrian military and security forces have been committing gross violations of human rights since the onset of the protests.



Firm Stand Aginst Military Force in Syria


Military Intervention in Syria Won’t Work


Syrian Refugees Have Nothing to Return To


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