UN Human Rights Council Report and Media Report

This month, the world media and human rights organisations have been highlighting continued human rights violations in Syria yet again. In the Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, presented at the UN's Human Right Council, there are two sections devoted to the security conditions and attacks on civilians in Afrin. It is probably one of the best documented evidence of the recent human rights abuses in the region.

The full text can be found here, with pages 11-13 related to Afrin: Human Right Council Report

We would also like to highlight the article in the NY Times written by Carlotta Gall on 10 September 2019. It focuses on Turkey's proposal to create a "safe zone" in northern Syria, and the pressure on the European Union to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees: Turkey's Radical Plan: Send Millions of Refugees back to Syria

A further article in The Guardian by Patrick Wintour on 24 September 2019 highlights the fears that a further displacement and re-allocation of Syrian refugees who are not native to north-east Syria, will see further violation of Kurdish culture and rights in the Kurdish areas: Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposes 'safe zone' for refugees in Syria