Raising awareness about human rights is a prerequisite for peace and criminal justice to ensure creating a local environment that helps achieving justice. This can be accomplished by focusing on educating the victims of the conflict as well as the parties involved in the conflict about human rights. However, the lack of specialized Syrian organisation is an obstacle toward achieving this goal. Given the opportunity to focus on the role of local authorities and developing of local councils and its performance, FFHR will strive to specialize in civil and political rights and will focus primarily on political freedoms and proper citizenship values to prevent these local authorities and councils from becoming new dictatorships on the ruins of the larger dictatorship.
Fraternity Foundation for Human rights is working on civil and political human rights. This include raising awareness, monitoring, documenting, mobilizing, and advocating
Societies liberated from ISIS control have not been able to enjoy safe an stable life. This is due to several reasons such as unilateral control of some militia that are not satisfactory and are not acceptable by the international community, or due to the nature of the civil administration in those areas in terms of lack of capacities that are needed in such dangerous areas. This raises the importance of international NGOs with knowledge of the complex nature and details of these communities. These NGOs should be neutral in their performance and have no political association with local authorities which will make them immune to the corruption that is prevalent in the emerging local authorities.
Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR) will work on establishing a comprehensive national program with the objective of recovering Syrian communities from the effects of the violent conflict. This program will be based on conducting field research and surveys followed by its publication, processing and sharing with local and international organisations. The primary objective of this program is building a database of the most dangerous effects of the conflict, its victims, and their geographical and geopolitical distribution both in Syria and abroad
despite all the efforts, a state of military conflict still prevail in the targeted areas. Achieving peace is not possible without assuring the victims of the political and military conflicts, and this assurance can only be achieved through justice for the victims with no exceptions. Moreover, justice must not be partial and focused on one axis of the conflict, as it is the case in Syrian conflict where the international community only focus on the crimes of the Syrian regime while neglecting the crimes committed by other parties involved in the conflict, which perpetuates the notion of fear and revenge in societies and hampers any efforts to achieve sustainable peace.
FFHR is an independent and impartial toward all parties in the Syrian conflict, it will continue to investigate war crimes committed by all parties involved in the Syrian conflict and prepare criminal prosecution files based on reports, documents, and investigation carried by the foundation in conflict areas. To this end, FFHR will continue to collaborate with European governments and international organisations directed at criminal justice.
There are 242,558 Syrian refugees currently living in 9 camps in KR-I. These camps are in Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah. The majority (61.6%) of refugees live outside the camps, mainly in urban areas.
The intervention by FFHR well be Through:
• Increase capacities of Syrian Civil Society Organisation in Kurdistan
• Contribute to stability of Syrian refugee and support their rights to work and decent
Ms. Dher, the FFHR General Director, is Syrian from Hasaka city. She participated in civil acts since 2007 and she was one of the first activists in her city to participate in the popular protest movement in Syria. She has worked since the start of Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR/Birati) as consultant for the International Federation for Human Rights on the starting of fraternity project, and she has worked as a Project Manager and Public Relations Manager in the Foundation since 2013 to 2016, and then she served as the General Director of the foundation in October 2016.