Truth Beyond Prosecution – Reassessing Documentation and Truth-Seeking in the Syrian Conflict

The process of post-conflict reconciliation is generally understood to go hand-in-hand
with truth-seeking and remembrance of human rights abuses. In Syria however,
the process the government calls “reconciliation” is actually one of forgetting. Former
opposition fighters are compelled to state they prefer to fight alongside the Syrian army
than their old factions. Ultimately, Syrians will need holistic justice, inclusive of truth-seeking
processes, in order to recover and reconcile.