Al-Marsad is currently drafting a discussion regarding the merits of a referral for Syria before the ICC, pursuant to Articles 13 and 15 of the Rome Statute, to demand international criminal accountability for crimes against humanity committed by both...
Al-Marsad voices concern over Israel's 'ethnic cleansing' of the Syrian Arab population in the Golan. 130,000 Syrian Arabs from the Golan Heights were expelled or fled to Syria following Israel's capture of the Golan in 1967.
Al-Marsad regularly organises human rights tours in the Occupied Syrian Golan, along with speaking tours for international groups and delegations. Find out more about our tailored tours organised for Summer 2013...
Al-Marsad | Arab Human Rights Centre in Golan Heights
(Al-Marsad is Arabic for The Observer)
Al-Marsad is an independent, not-for-profit, international legal human rights organisation headquartered in Majdal Shams, in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
The Israeli military and subsequent civilian rule have committed many human rights abuses and violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law in the Golan. These violations, while taking new forms, persist.
The lack of international intervention and absence of recognised civil society forums help to hide the harsh realities of the Golan occupation. These gaps also create a culture of impunity and free space for abuse and misadministration in most arenas of social life (including education, health, economic policy, and regional and municipal planning). For this reason, Al-Marsad has published detailed legal studies on behalf of affected individuals in the Occupied Syrian Golan, concerning: forced evictions and internal displacement, the illegality of family separation, parallel reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), including advocacy before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights concerning human rights abuses, economic occupation, the Israeli exploitation of Golan water, and Israeli violations of international law more generally. Please refer to our recent Publications for more information.
Al-Marsad | Arab Human Rights Centre in Golan Heights is an independent, not-for-profit, international legal human rights organisation that operates in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The organisation was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Majdal Shams.