Kafranbel Mural Raises Concerns on The Future of Memorialization

This week, Raed Fares, a prominent Syrian activist, shared pictures of a recently completed mural depicting the chronology of the Syrian revolution. The mural is located in Kafranbel, a town in the Syrian province of Idlib made famous by its residents’ signs and banners skewering the Assad regime and expressing outrage that the world has […]

Reparations: Founded upon Data and Dialogue

Today’s post highlights the fourth installment of the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre’s “Memorandum Series.” For more on Documentation and Truth-seeking, download and read the full memorandum, “Using Data, Documentation, and Evidence in Reparations Processes,” prepared for the SJAC by Christalla Yakinthou. Reparations processes need not be considered a post-war activity; in best-case scenarios, much […]

Razed Neighborhoods

Last week, Human Rights Watch released a report, “Razed to the Ground: Syria’s Unlawful Neighborhood Demolitions,”  with satellite imagery documenting the destruction of entire neighborhoods in Damascus and Hama. The images, when juxtaposed against images from a few months before, offer stark evidence of the destruction of at least 145 hectares of neighborhoods. Many of […]

Memorializing with Documentation

Today’s post spotlights the second installment of the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre’s “Memorandum Series.” For more on Documentation and Memorialization, download and read the full memo “Documentation and its Role in Memorialization,” prepared for the SJAC by Ereshnee Naidu, here. Successful transitional justice aims to ensure peace, respect for human rights, and the rule […]