Analysing the work of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria from a SOGIESC lens (2021)

The conflict in Syria in March of 2021 passed a grim milestone and entered its eleventh year. The conflict has been accompanied by massive human rights violations committed by all parties. Ever since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, the Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI) has been documenting the rights violations which have been committed.

The violations documented by the Commission includes mass disappearances, mass detention, sexual violence on women and men, attacks on medical facilities and long-term sieges of entire residential areas of cities which are deemed to host enemy populations. The human rights violations also affected people on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE).

In this report, Arvind Narrain analises what the output of the COI can mean with respect to violations on grounds of SOGIE.

Read the full report here.