SYRIA – Documenting Human Rights Abuses and Transitional Justice in Syria (LSE IDEAS)

The Syrian war is the most documented conflict in history. But is documentation paving the way for justice? Drawing on new research from the Conflict Research Programme, the panel will discuss the current gaps in documentation and ways to address them.

A new paper from the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), Documentation of human rights violations and transitional justice in Syria: gaps and ways to address them, shows how the documentation efforts of international actors and civil society are already shaping the prospects for transitional justice in Syria. There are significant gaps in the documentation required both for accountability processes and for reparative and restorative justice. The event will discuss how to address these gaps and build a solid foundation for holding perpetrators to account and providing recognition and redress to victims.