Missing Persons

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

PRESS RELEASE:  New campaign reveals mass graves continue to be discovered in northeast Syria

PRESS RELEASE: New campaign reveals mass graves continue to be discovered in northeast Syria

Five mass graves found this year alone with many more expected to be uncovered Twenty-eight mass graves have been discovered since the territorial defeat of ISIS in northeast Syria three

“My life has been ruin, loss, and loneliness:” A Wife’s Search for Her Husband, Kidnapped by ISIS

“My life has been ruin, loss, and loneliness:” A Wife’s Search for Her Husband, Kidnapped by ISIS

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre reminds the world of the hundreds of disappeared in Syria who were kidnapped by

The Women Left Behind

The Women Left Behind

When Fatima’s (name changed) husband disappeared in 2013, she risked her life to find any news of him. “I searched in all security branches, but to give any information,

COVID-19 Canceled the UN Human Rights Council. This is What Families of the Missing Had Hoped to Say.

COVID-19 Canceled the UN Human Rights Council. This is What Families of the Missing Had Hoped to Say.

In March of this year, the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC), along with a number of Syrian families whose loved ones were kidnapped by ISIS, were scheduled to attend

SJAC Launches Missing Persons Program in Northeast Syria

SJAC Launches Missing Persons Program in Northeast Syria

SJAC, in collaboration with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF), has begun providing technical trainings in mass grave exhumation and documentation to the First Responders’ Team (FRT) working to open

Breaking the Cycle of Enforced Disappearances

Breaking the Cycle of Enforced Disappearances

On Friday, August 30, the United Nations will observe the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. For Syrians, this day serves as a stark reminder of the tens