The Case For an International Mechanism For Syria’s Disappeared


CIC Deputy Director Hanny Megally in his capacity as one of the UN Commission of Inquiry – Syria commissioners co-authors an op-ed in Al Jazeera calling on UN member states to back secretary-general António Guterres’ proposal to set up a body on Syria’s disappeared.

With the release of the secretary-general’s report, there should no longer be a debate about the need for such an international entity. His message is very clear: any progress towards addressing the continuing tragedy of missing persons in Syria requires a coherent and holistic approach going beyond current efforts. The UN General Assembly should move swiftly, passing a resolution establishing this new entity, setting out its mandate and framing its priorities.

Read the full op-ed here.

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