الأرشيف الشهري: ����� 2022

ICMP-Facilitated Syrian Policy Coordination Group Discusses Draft Missing Persons Law

The Hague, 28 January 2022: At its 7th meeting today, the Policy Coordination Group (PCG), a Syrian-led initiative on the missing and disappeared facilitated by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), discussed a draft Missing Persons Law drafted by the PCG, that can enable a sustainable and just process to account for the missing in Syria.

The law provides for systematic steps that are necessary to account for missing persons; it also stipulates measures to uphold the rights of families of the missing and ensure that they receive material and moral support.

More than 130,000 persons are estimated to be missing in Syria as a result of the conflict. In addition, the country has a legacy of missing and disappeared persons cases linked to human rights abuses and other causes prior to the conflict, and thousands of Syrians who have fled the fighting have gone missing…