Public Hearing: Destruction of Schools in Syria

22 Mar 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : International Center for Transitional Justice

Throughout the war in Syria, schools have come under repeated attack from both government and rebel forces. On 22 March 2018, Syrian victims and activists will gather in Geneva for a public hearing-style event examining the impact of the destruction of schools in the context of the Syrian conflict. The event will be hosted by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the ten Syrian organizations that together comprise the Save Syrian Schools project.

The victim testimonies will be accompanied by a “Panel of Conscience”, which will be present on stage to listen to the stories of victims, lend authority and legitimacy to the recommendations issued, and provide symbolic support for all victims of the conflict. The panel will include Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Pablo De Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence; and David Tolbert, President of the ICTJ.

To attend the event, RSVP here.  For anyone unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available.