Missing people in the Syrian Arab Republic Report by the Secretary-General

Publication Year
Near and Middle East
Thematic Area
Families / Law & Policies / The Search Process
Enforced Disappearance / Family Needs / Human Rights / Information Management (Archive/Database/Register)

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 76/228 of 24 December 2021, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to conduct a study on how to bolster efforts to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing people in the Syrian Arab Republic, identify human remains and provide
support to their families. Reflecting the results of broad consultations, the report acknowledges that
families from across the Syrian Arab Republic face systematic challenges to know the fate and whereabouts of their relatives, including those who are arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared or abducted or have gone missing in connection with human rights violations or abuses. Based on an overview of existing mechanisms and measures, the report contains an outline of good practices and gaps and obstacles
related to clarifying the fate and whereabouts of missing persons and supporting their families. It also highlights the multifaceted challenges and needs of the families, in particular the gendered impact of disappearances.