Missing Persons

Syrian Organizations Reiterate Support for a Missing Persons Mechanism

Syrian Organizations Reiterate Support for a Missing Persons Mechanism

The undersigned organizations, representing a diverse collection of Syrian civil society, want to reiterate our unified support for an independent, international, inclusive missing persons mechanism, in line with prior requests

How  to  Get  Involved  in  SJAC’s  Missing  Persons  Program

How to Get Involved in SJAC’s Missing Persons Program

SJAC’s missing person program seeks to discover the fates of and pursue justice for those kidnapped by ISIS in Northeast Syria. SJAC is actively seeking information about those who

Investigating Mass Graves using Satellite Imagery

Investigating Mass Graves using Satellite Imagery

As part of SJAC’s most recent report on missing persons in formerly ISIS-controlled Syria, SJAC collaborated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the University

PRESS RELEASE: SJAC Exposes Web of Disappearance, Locating Over 150 ISIS Prisons

PRESS RELEASE: SJAC Exposes Web of Disappearance, Locating Over 150 ISIS Prisons

A new report published today by the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) exposes the vast web of detention facilities that ISIS used to disappear thousands of people in Northeast

Why Exhumations of Syria’s Graves Can Wait

Why Exhumations of Syria’s Graves Can Wait

In the aftermath of the battle to liberate Raqqa from ISIS control, the local population started identifying mass graves throughout the city. Local leaders looking to move past the era

Policy Brief: Managing ISIS Prisons in Syria

Policy Brief: Managing ISIS Prisons in Syria

As a week-long standoff between ISIS fighters and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) draws to a close in Hassakeh province, civilians in the region have been left to cope with

PRESS RELEASE: First Forensic Training for Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team

PRESS RELEASE: First Forensic Training for Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team

This week, the Raqqa-based First Responders Team re-launched as the Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team (SMFT), following a week-long training in Erbil with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF)

1,000 Families of those Kidnapped by ISIS Ask for Assistance from the United States

1,000 Families of those Kidnapped by ISIS Ask for Assistance from the United States

We, the families of those kidnapped by ISIS, are writing to the U.S. administration to ask for support in the search for our loved ones. When ISIS entered Northeast

Does Syria Need a UN Missing Persons Mechanism?

Does Syria Need a UN Missing Persons Mechanism?

In February of this year, a coalition of Syrian organizations led by survivors and families of the missing in Syria released the new Truth and Justice Charter, laying out their