Explainers

Part 2: Violations by Nongovernment Actors

This explainer is the second in TIMEP’s series on HLP rights violations in the Syrian context. It highlights the systematic abuses perpetrated by nongovernment actors in Syria, including the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Turkish forces and Turkish-affiliated Syrian opposition forces,...

Part 1: Violations in Government-Held Areas

The conflict in Syria has resulted in massive levels of displacement throughout the country, consequently leading to vast housing, land, and property (HLP) rights abuses. And with the various players controlling different parts of Syria, civilians’ HLP rights are being...

Organizing in Syria: Legislative Fact Sheet

Since the March 2011 uprising, a number of decrees and laws have been passed in regime-controlled areas of Syria that significantly implicate, affect, and punish the exercise of key rights at the heart of organizing on the ground and online,...

Indefinite Pretrial Detention in Egypt: Rotation and Detention Pending Multiple Cases

In recent years, Egyptian authorities have increasingly turned pretrial detention from an exceptional legal measure to a punitive tool used regularly against human rights defenders, journalists, and individuals perceived to be critical of the government. They have done so both...

Organizing in Egypt: Legislative Fact Sheet

Since the January 25 Revolution, a number of decrees and laws have been passed in Egypt that significantly affect and implicate the key rights at the heart of organizing on the ground and online, including the rights to freedom of...

Organizing in Tunisia: Legislative Fact Sheet

Since the Jasmine Revolution, a number of decrees and laws have been passed in Tunisia that implicate and affect key rights at the heart of organizing on the ground and online, including the rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly,...

Part 2: Detrimental Conditions inside Syria

This explainer is the second in a TIMEP series regarding the issue of refugee return in the Syrian context, with an emphasis on current conditions inside Syria for returning Syrians. The return of Syrian refugees is seen as a key...

Part 1: Syrians in Neighboring Host Countries

Over 5.6 million Syrians have been forcibly displaced from Syria to neighboring countries in the Middle Eastern region. This has resulted in a major regional and international humanitarian emergency affecting the lives of millions of Syrians and their respective host...

Q&A with ECCHR’s Patrick Kroker: Syrian War Crimes in Foreign Courts

Since 2011, Syrian survivors, human rights defenders, and others have filed over 20 complaints in legal and judicial systems outside of Syria against Syrian regime officials for war crimes and other violations of international law. These complaints have been filed...

Due Process and COVID-19 in the MENA Region

The spread of COVID-19 had led governments across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to take extraordinary and largely unprecedented preventative and responsive measures. Invoking the exceptional nature of this moment, many countries have declared health-related states of...