Edition Number: 1 (June to November 2023)

Date of Publication: 16th of April 2024

After 12 years of conflict in Syria, enforced disappearances are still unresolved with no serious solutions.
Syrian human rights organizations and civil society organizations documented more than 111,000 individual cases from March 2011 until August 2022, while the International Center for Missing Persons estimated that there were more than 23,000 cases of disappearance among Syrian men and women.
With the lack of clarity in the path of justice and accountability in Syria, and to ensure that cases of arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance are not overlooked in the paths of justice in the future, several associations established by families and individuals of missing persons, with the support of human rights organizations and civil society organizations concerned with the issue of disappeared men and women, have been organized locally in countries neighboring to Syria and diaspora countries to lead the advocacy process either inside or outside Syria.
These associations work to ensure the centrality of the voices of male and female survivors and victims’ families in the Syrian political process, in addition to ensuring their involvement in the fields of justice and advocacy.