Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR)
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), an independent human rights organization, monitors and documents human rights violations in Syria, mobilizing efforts and capabilities towards limiting them, contributing to the protection of victims’ rights, exposing the perpetrators of violations in preparation for holding them accountable, raising awareness amongst Syrians of their civil and political rights, promoting the optimal conditions for human rights, advancing transitional justice, supporting democratic change, achieving justice and peace in Syria, and saving and cataloguing the history of events.
SNHR is a member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICR2P), the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, the International Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), and the Every Casualty Worldwide (ECW), and a founding member of the Global Alliance on War, Conflict & Health.
It should also be noted that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has relied, in all of its statistics on the analysis of victims of the conflict in Syria, on the SNHR as a primary information source. SNHR also works in cooperation with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI) and has signed a data-sharing agreement with the Independent International and Impartial Mechanism (IIIM), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the internal United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry to investigate a series of incidents that have occurred in northwest Syria, and with other UN bodies, as well as with international organizations such as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The SNHR is one of the most important data sources for the Syria situation reports issued by the foreign ministries of many countries worldwide and by the European Union, with a large number of Arab and international news agencies relying on the SNHR’s reports and statistics for their coverage and reports on Syria.