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Syria, a country in the heart of the Middle East, holds a history as ancient as civilization itself. However, it has faced immense challenges in recent years due to a devastating civil war that has had a profound impact on its people and cultural heritage. Syria’s rich history encompasses ancient civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Assyrians, and Romans, leaving behind a wealth of archaeological treasures like the ruins of Palmyra and the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. The country is also known for its diverse cultural tapestry, with Arab, Kurdish, and other ethnic groups contributing to its vibrant traditions, music, and cuisine. Tragically, the ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in widespread displacement, destruction, and loss of life. The war has affected countless communities, leaving a lasting humanitarian crisis. Despite the challenges, the resilience and strength of the Syrian people endure. Efforts for rebuilding and reconciliation are underway, aiming to restore stability and rebuild shattered lives. Syria’s cultural heritage and natural beauty, including the ancient cities of Aleppo and Damascus, the coastal cities, and the stunning landscapes of the Syrian desert, remain symbols of hope and potential for a brighter future. As Syria works towards healing and rebuilding, the world continues to bear witness to its historical significance, vibrant culture, and the indomitable spirit of its people.

Policy on Human Rights Protection in Syria

Northern Justice Watch is committed to protecting human rights globally, emphasizing accountability for crimes against humanity. We are aware of the allegations of human rights violations in Syria, and we focus our attention and resources on fostering justice and accountability for Syrian newcomers and survivors seeking support from our organization. To achieve this, we will, among other things: 


  • Monitor, document, and publicly report on human rights violations in Syria by relying on evidence-based findings and remaining impartial in our documentation;
  • Provide advocacy and support tailored to Syrian newcomers and survivors seeking support from our organization, and focus on the protection of civilians, the promotion of humane treatment and the release of political prisoners;
  • Form strategic partnerships with other organizations and government bodies at all levels to provide relief to Syrian newcomers and survivors seeking support from our organization;
  • Engage in interventions to facilitate the opening of investigations and other redress-seeking processes for Syrian newcomers and survivors seeking support from our organization;
  • Preparing and publishing reports on the victims who suffered from atrocity crimes committed by ISIS, with particular attention to Yazidi Kurds. 


We, as Northern Justice Watch, are deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Syria. The Northern Justice Watch is dedicated to upholding the principles of equality, dignity, and respect for all individuals, regardless of their political opinions. We firmly believe that freedom of expression is one of the fundamental rights that can only enrich our society and shall not be punished.


Given the alarming allegations of serious atrocity crimes in Syria, we call upon government bodies at all levels to conduct thorough investigations into these allegations. It is our unwavering belief that every individual possesses an inherent right to dignity and worth, and we are committed to advocating for justice and accountability in Syria.

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