Monday 23rd January 2017: statement by 97 Syrian and international NGOs on the Astana talks
As peace talks commence today between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Astana, Kazakhstan, at least 700,000 people inside Syria – 300,000 of them children – are trapped in besieged areas without the most basic provisions to sustain their lives, according to the United Nations. Some groups put the number at one million.
The fifth year of the Syria conflict was the worst yet for people as warring parties have continued to wreak havoc, increasingly blocked aid and placed more communities under siege. Russia, the United States, France and the United Kingdom must now safeguard the glimmer of hope that the cease-fire has brought to civilians, rather than “adding fuel to the fire”, warn 30 aid agencies in a new report.
25 Jun 2015 - We are a coalition of human rights and humanitarian organizations working to protect and assist the civilians of Syria.
83% (Eighty-three percent) of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict there, a global coalition of humanitarian and human rights organisations has revealed ahead of the fourth anniversary on March 15.
Analysing satellite images, scientists based at Wuhan University in China, in co-operation with the #WithSyria coalition of 130 non-governmental organisations, have shown that the number of lights visible over Syria at night has fallen by 83% since March 2011.
Minorities in Iraq targeted in deliberate attempt to eradicate Iraq’s religious diversity
Minority communities in Iraq have been targeted by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in a systematic strategy to remove them permanently from large areas of Iraq, says a group of human rights organizations in a report launched in Brussels today. The report provides critical information on the legal basis for war crimes prosecutions and follows a hearing on religious minorities in the European Parliament.
(New York) – Over one hundred civil society groups from around the world issued the following statement today to urge the United Nations Security Council to approve a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court:
We, the undersigned civil society groups, urge United Nations Security Council members to approve a draft resolution supported by a broad coalition of countries that would refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Kampala, 25 January 2009
The Human Rights Network - Uganda (HURINET-U), No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and the Ugandan Coalition on the International Criminal Court (UCICC), with the support of development partners, will organise on 25-29 January 2010 a first mission to Uganda by representatives of State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to meet with victims, local communities, civil society groups and Government and local officials.
This first field mission in Uganda, which will see among its participants the President of the Assembly of …
Kabul, 10 July 2009 - No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) is undertaking a mission to Kabul, Afghanistan, from 9 to 14 August 2009 to work with the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in the completion of its conflict mapping program, which is designed to build a comprehensive picture of violations committed from 1978 to 2001 and identify those who may bear the greatest responsibility for those crimes.
NPWJ has worked with the AIHRC since 2005 on the design and implementation of its Conflict Mapping Program, undertaken in the context of the Afghan Plan of Action for Peace, …