Who is responsible for the war crimes in Syria? And what are the possibilities for bringing the perpetrators to justice? In this panel discussion, experts and activists discuss the prospects for justice and accountability with regards to the war in Syria. The discussion is part of the book launch of The Blacklist.
The Blacklist provides detailed information on nearly a hundred individuals accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. It also outlines the political and juridical possibilities of bringing these individuals to justice. The Blacklist is published by Pro Justice.
About the speakers
Wael Sawah is Director of Pro-Justice. He is also the Chief editor of The Syrian Observer. He was formerly the Executive Director of The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.
Marjolein Wijninckx is the Middle East Programme Lead at PAX. She founded PAX’s Syria Programme in 2003.
Diab Serriya is Director of the Association of Detainees and the Missing in Sednaya Prison. He is a human rights activist and a former detainee.
Habib Nassar is Director of Policy and Research at Impunity Watch. He is a lawyer and activist with more than 15 years of experience working on human rights and transitional justice issues. Nassar will moderate the panel discussion.
About the organization
This event is co-organized by Impunity Watch and Pro Justice.
Impunity Watch is a non-profit human rights organization. It is dedicated to ending impunity for severe violations of human rights, especially in countries emerging from a violent past. Impunity Watch aims to help local communities seek accountability for mass human rights abuses and for systemic injustice.
Pro Justice is a non-profit organization that seeks to maintain the principle of accountability. It also aims to prevent impunity for major war criminals and human rights violators. To do so, Pro Justice works with all likeminded groups and decision makers. The organization focuses on societies that suffer from or have just exited civil wars and natural disasters, with a special focus on the Middle East.
Free copies of The Blacklist will be available during the event on a first come, first served basis.