Syria: Five years seeking democracy and accountability

democracy and accountability

Welcome and refreshments
Co-Chairs: Hussein Sabbagh, Secretary General of Euro-Syrian Democratic Forum
Niccolò Figà-Talamanca, Secretary General No Peace Without Justice
Welcome remarks: H.E. Ambassador Mark Matthews, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN
H.E. Ambassador Reinout Vos, the Netherlands Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN
Rami Nakhla, NPWJ Syria Project Coordinator
Salma Jalkhi, Women Now for Development
Fadel Abdul Ghany, Syrian Network for Human Rights
Gareth Bayley, UK Special Representative for Syria
Mouaffaq Nyrabia, Vice President, National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces
[Alise Mofrej, Syrian women activist, HNC negotiation delegation]

Interventions from the floor and discussion
Co-Chairs’ Conclusions

The side-event is an opportunity for a chair-moderated debate where Syrian human rights leaders and democracy activists will convey the priorities for peace from communities and civil society across Syria to the organised opposition and to the international community, as guarantors of the Intra-Syrian Geneva Talks. The discussion will address the impact on the ground of the declared cessation of hostilities, perspectives for accountability and redress for the victims as a basis for durable peace, the role of women in peace building and in Syrian political and civil society, and how documentation of past and current crimes can contribute to the negotiations.

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