Violations of Housing, Land and Property Rights - An Obstacle to Peace in Syria

1 Oct 2020 | Online

Organized By : Impunity Watch

There is growing recognition among Syrians and the international community that unaddressed challenges to property rights and the increasing impediments they pose to the return of refugees and internally displaced people (I DPs) have become major obstacles to peace and justice in Syria. This virtual event will bring together representatives from affected communities and Syrian and international experts to explore steps to address HLP rights violations, including putting HLP rights at the centre of negotiations for a political settlement, and ensuring that property records are protected, violations are investigated, and perpetrators are held accountable.


Welcome and introductory remarks

Ms. Frances Topham Smallwood, Impunity Watch
Ms. Marjolein Wijninckx, PAX

Recorded video briefings
Ms. Mouna Khaity, Women Now
Mr. Abdullah Khatib, Filmmaker and peace activist

Moderated panel featuring
Ms. Krystel Bassil, Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP)
Mr. Ahmad Helmi, Kesh Malek/Taʼafi
Ms. Sawsan Abou Zeinedin, Sakan Housing Communities and Qibaa

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