Past eventResearch Event

Human Rights and Reconstruction in Syria

25 May 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Chatham House, London



Although the conflict in Syria continues unabated, there has already been a shift of focus onto Syria’s reconstruction. Many international actors have refused to contribute to Syria’s reconstruction until a political strategy towards settlement is negotiated. Some are unsure of how to proceed, and others have expressed interest. While Syrians are entitled to having their country rebuilt, participating in reconstruction in Syria may support the narrative that the conflict is over and thus weaken the calls for accountability and justice.

This event aims to shed light on the risks, opportunities and challenges that should be taken into account by various stakeholders such as governments, businesses and NGOs when approaching reconstruction in Syria. The event will include two panels in which speakers will address the human rights aspects of reconstruction including political and economic issues that may impact the pursuit of accountability. This event marks the launch of The Syrian Legal Development Programme Human Rights and Business Unit which aims to address human rights concerns as they arise in reconstruction in Syria.

This event is being organized by the Syrian Legal Development Programme in partnership with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.

If you would like to register your interest in attending this event, please e-mail [email protected].

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