The complexities of the Syrian conflict scene as a result of regional interventions, the escalation of violence, and the militarization that has engulfed Syrian public life in various regions. Civil and political forces have essentially been absent from civil participation and ENGAGEMENT in Syria.
To this day, the international community has not been able to push the peace process and the political solution in Syria forward despite the international community’s assertion that the conflict in Syria is a political rather than military solution, but all attempts did not meet the aspirations of the Syrian people with its various components and were also reflected by the promotion of hate speech and the spread of political violence and escalation The power of the security and military forces.
The need today for effective civil forces that participate in decision-making and influence it through a real civil ENGAGEMENT of Syrian societies with different affiliations enhances the political solution in Syria and gives the civil forces the ability to move and express the aspirations of Syrians in a decent and just life and a future based on freedom and societal development , The efforts made by the international community in this regard were seeking to form the constitutional committee. Indeed, the committee launched in meetings that led only to more complexity and the withdrawal of many of its members and distancing themselves from submission to the pressures of international and regional interference practiced by Turkey, Russia and Iran on the Syrians, in particular a region Northeast of Syria whose political and civil forces were excluded from real participation in this committee and other general Syrian issues .
Therefore, it has become necessary to strengthen the capabilities of civil society (civil NGOs and political parties) by raising awareness of civil and political rights and developing their methods of active civil participation/ENGAGEMENT in decision-making and thus the right to shape the future of Syria .
What we have done in this case
Since 2019, FFHR has been striving for human rights conventions to be the primary source for Syrian local and national legislation, and for this purpose it issued positions on the UN-led constitutional process and has launched campaigns to amend legislation in northeastern Syria.
empowering CSOs in NE-Syria
The first track:
Through our awareness unit
- Preparation of 2 training manual on:
1- International standards for the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
2- The Modern advocacy tactics
- Holding 20 training workshops in 6 Basic cities ( Hassakah, Qamishli, Amouda, Raqqa, Deirazour, Derek) in NE-Syria Attended by more than 83 CSOs
Legal analysis of the law
completion of the first track:
Through our LEGAL SUPPORT UNIT
POSITION PAPER ON THE PROCESS OF DRAFTING A NEW SYRIAN CONSTITUTION
In furtherance of resolution 2254 aimed at advancing a political process to resolve the Syrian conflict, the (FFHR) issued a position paper on the drafting of the Syrian. in order to bridge the gap left by the communication between the participants in the special Syria talks and the components of the Syrian society all mechanism to ensure that the information on the process of drafting the Constitution, which is the Syrians right all in the access and circulation and processed under the hardships imposed by the country’s conditions and the inability of citizens to learn to write their constitution and in any form will be their future and their homeland.
The Social Contract Pact of the Democratic Self-Management in the NESyria
This paper discusses the problematic application of the Charter of the Social Contract for Democratic Self-Management in the north and northeast Syria in terms of the appropriateness of the text in terms of drafting and the expression of the aspirations of the people in the areas of self-management control. The Charter of the Social Contract establishes a legal status for Syria and its partners of other components in this region, within the framework of formation and protection of what is called “democratic self-management” The Charter of the Social Contract and Self-Management are the subject of
Mobilized CSOs to demand the authority to amend the Law No.3/2017
The second track:
Through our ADVOCACY UNIT
Launching of the advocacy campaign for the policy paper on harmonizing the social contract of democratic self-management
Seven civil and human rights organizations und 20 Activists have signed their solidarity agreement with the content of the paper and seek to ask the Legislative Council for self-management to make these proposed amendments.