The Syrian Negotiation Commission calls on the international community to hold the Assad regime accountable for its crimes
The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) Bader Jamous called on the international community to activate the principle of holding Assad regime accountable for all its crimes against the Syrian people, stressing that “there is no peace without accountability.”
Jamous’s statement came during an event organized by the Syrian Negotiation Commission in Geneva entitled “Accountability in Syria” sponsored by the European Union and in the presence and participation of special envoys to Syria from the European Union, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Jamous stressed during the event that there can be no sustainable peace in Syria without holding those responsible for crimes accountable.
Jamous called on the international community to exert all possible efforts to pressure the Assad regime to achieve accountability in order to release detainees and the forcibly disappeared to truly implement the UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and build the new state of Syria.
The event addressed several points, including the role of civil society organizations in accountability issues, the future of accountability in Syria, accountability from the perspective of victims, and the placement of accountability in the political process.