Africa Lunch Meeting: Overcoming the Justice Impasse for Syrians


26 October 2021

26 October 2021 – 12.30 – 14.00

The Egmont Institute has the pleasure to invite you to an Africa Lunch Meeting on 26 October with Brigitte Herremans, research fellow at the Justice Visions project at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. When the Syrian uprising started in 2011, justice and accountability were key demands of the protest movement. Civil society activists and international stakeholders embraced the transitional justice paradigm to accompany the hoped-for transition. However, the Assad regime’s policies of annihilation have crushed the uprising and led to a civil war. While states failed to provide a meaningful response, Syrian and international stakeholders, or justice actors, continue to pursue justice in a situation where impunity seems the norm. In this presentation, Brigitte Herremans will shed light on how justice actors are trying to overcome the reigning justice impasse, in particular through universal jurisdiction cases and victim-led initiatives.


Venue: Online via Zoom



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