Syrias record on freedom and human rights has failed to improve in the 10 years since president bashar alassad came to power, according to human rights watch. Under the laws of war, parties to a conflict may only attack military objectives. The syrian government is coopting humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance, and in places using it to entrench repressive policies, human rights watch said in a report released today. The situation for human rights in syria is considered egregiously poor among international observers. These crimes violate human rights law and the iv geneva convention article 27 and may amount to war crimes.
The composite indices, indicators and data of the update are those of the hdro alone and cannot be attributed to undp or to its executive board. The high commissioner will present a report on the human rights situation in syria in the september session. Critics, human rights defenders, alleged opponents of the government and others were detained, often for prolonged periods. International humanitarian law and human rights violations. Of these countries, 59 are in the very high human development group, 53 in the high, 39 in the medium and only 38 in the low. This video features two of human rights watchs investigations in 20, including the al. Human rights violations in certain countries in 2012. Independent international commission of inquiry on the. The united nations estimated the fighting had resulted in the deaths of more than 250,000 persons since 2011. The syrian observatory for human rights sohr, a monitoring group based in the uk, estimated the death toll since the start of the war to be as high as 511,000 as of march 2018.
This was the report of the independent international commission of inquiry on syria, presented at the human rights councils 37th session. Title situation of human rights in the syrian arab republic. Report of the factfinding mission on syria pursuant to. The authorities have been accused of harassing and imprisoning human rights activists and other critics of the. The commission was also tasked to establish the facts and. More widely, the uk continued to play a leading role in addressing the humanitarian.
The 22page report, which covers events in syria over a fourmonth period from 15 march to 15 july 2011 can be accessed as of. The human rights war on syria american herald tribune. The situation for human rights in syria has been considered exceptionally poor among international observers for generations. The 10th report of the commission of inquiry on syria. Helpdesk report international humanitarian law and human rights violations in syria iffat idris gsdrc, university of birmingham 5 june 2017 question provide a brief overview of the current situation with regard to international humanitarian law and human rights violations in syria.
The state of the world5s human rights amnesty international report 2011 the state of the world5s human rights a m n e s t y i n t e r n a t i o n a l r e p o r t 2 0. A state of emergency was in effect from 1963 until april 2011, giving security forces sweeping powers of arrest and detention from 1973 to 2012, syria was a singleparty state. Syria 2018 human rights report united states department. Human rights watch has been working on syria for years. By carrie kuehl, member of amnesty international group 361 as a human rights activist, i am deeply troubled by the news of alleged chemical weapons attacks on. Report of the independent international commission of.
View report in english download pdf topics syria censorship and freedom of expression demonstrations. As part of president obamas new era of engagement, the u. Report of the detailed findings of the independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the occupied palestinian territory ahrc40crp. This was a report by the commission of inquiry on sexual and genderbased violence in syria, covering march 2011 to december 2017 and based on 454 interviews. Norway the report by elarus foreign ministry is based upon the. The vote was 29 in favour, six against including security council members china, russia and venezuela and 12 abstentions. In the name of human rights these organizations have actually worsened the crisis in syria. The commissions latest report pdf, which will be debated at the next human rights council session on sept. Head of state bashar alassad head of government muhammad naji alotri death penalty retentionist population 29.
Human rights violations during the syrian civil war have been numerous and serious, with united nations reports stating that the war has been characterized by a complete lack of adherence to the norms of international law by the warring parties who have caused civilians immeasurable suffering. Although severely weakened, isis attacked members of religious minority groups and subjected women and girls to routine rape, forced marriages, sexual slavery, human trafficking, and murder. Download fulltext pdf ishr report on the cat examination of syria article pdf available in human rights quarterly may 2010 with 24 reads. Syria 2 country reports on human rights practices for 2015 united states department of state bureau of democracy, human rights and labor the country. The top five countries in the global hdi rankings are norway 0.
Latvia ignoring problems leads to impunity and as is substantiated by this report to the deterioration of the human rights record. Human trafficking despite there being a law to protect people from trafficking, crimes of this nature have occurred prior to the conflict in syria, which was considered both a destination and transit country for human trafficking. Syrias assad guilty of inhuman crimes, gruesome torture, deaths the human rights council detailed numerous incidents of torture and death it says was carried out by syrian. Call for united nations human rights council special session on the human rights situation in the syrian arab republic. However, president assad continues to refuse to allow the monitors mandated by the human rights council to enter syria. Syria, human rights and the united nations huffpost. The united states continues to work with our partners on possible u. Syria 2012 human rights report executive summary syria is a republic ruled by the authoritarian regime of president bashar alasad. For the background and legal content use the prosecution of syrian civil war criminals. Syrian human rights record unchanged under assad, report. The president makes key decisions with counsel from a small number of security advisors, ministers, and senior members of the ruling baath arab socialist renaissance party. Country reports on human rights practices for 2018 united states department of state bureau of democracy, human rights and labor.
Situation of human rights in the syrian arab republic the human rights council, guided by the charter of the united nations, the universal declaration of human rights, the international covenants on human rights and other relevant human rights instruments, ahrcs111 reaffirming the purposes and principles of the united nations as contained. Human rights violations during the syrian civil war. Human rights watch calls on the syrian government to immediately end demolitions that are in violation of international law and provide compensation and alternative housing to the victims. State department has just announced plans to seek one of the 47 seats on the united nations human rights council.
The independent international commission of inquiry on the syrian arab republic was established on 22 august 2011 by the human rights council through resolution s171 adopted at its 17th special session with a mandate to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law since march 2011 in the syrian arab republic. At the onset of the syrian civil war in 2011, syrias human rights situation remained among the worst in the world. Situation of human rights in the syrian arab republic. The perfidious role of human rights organizations in the war on syria has been exposed again with the amnesty international report on syria for 201718, followed by an equally tendentious article in the melbourne age newspaper by claire mallinson, amnestys national director for australia. The 2018 update presents hdi values for 189 countries and territories with the most recent data for 2017. Human rights watch has not documented that anybody was injured or killed in the process of these demolitions.423 679 1275 655 951 64 40 684 1034 863 841 693 1093 1351 1464 1534 238 789 563 365 1275 1222 175 668 1402 153 363 277 975 456 135 285