Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Support for centre to document human rights abuses in Syria

The Nordic foreign and defence ministers agreed at their meting in Bodø, North Norway, on 2–3 September to support the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre. The centre will play a key role in documenting the extensive human rights abuses that are being committed in the country.

 

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre commented, “The situation in Syria is steadily worsening. Every day, there are new reports of human rights abuses. Documenting these abuses is important in itself, not least with a view to holding the perpetrators accountable. The centre’s work will also be important for paving the way towards a peaceful transition and reconciliation process in Syria in the future.”

The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre was recently established with headquarters in Lyon, France. The centre is an independent body that will collect, store and analyse documentation of violations of human rights and humanitarian law with a view to contributing to a future transitional justice process in Syria.

“I believe the Nordic support for the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre will send a clear message. Norway will provide both political and financial support for the centre,” said Mr Støre.

The human rights situation in Syria has deteriorated significantly during 2012. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has found an increase in extrajudicial executions, and incidences of torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, and sexual violence. Failure to respect the rights of children has been endemic. Recent reports have also documented systematic attacks on civilians queuing to buy food.

 

Related news

Latest news

Steinsvik about to launch 4K camera for feed control

Our HD cameras are in use around the world

Oglaend System in the final of «Norway’s Smartest Industrial Company 2018» award

Out of 40 initial candidates,

DNV GL buys stake in leading public blockchain service provider VeChain as it strengthens commitment to raising trust and transparency through digital solutions

Using blockchain and other digital technologies,

Xsens found the solution

As one of the lucky 120, XSENS AS is happy. 

Taking space technology into ocean industry and aquaculture

Ocean x Space is an event jointly organised by the Eurpean Space Agency (ESA),

Consilium establishes a Market Company in Denmark

Security wholesaler LAP-Sikkerhed ApS  supplies products...

International press fascinated by silent propulsion on emission-free fjord cruise

- If you haven’t heard the propellers today,

ACCIONA receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

To explore the possibilities of grid-scale storage, 

Political interest in AKVA group

Both representatives from the Ministry of Trade,