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The SJAC Weekly Update- April 2, 2013
Interview with Dr. Daniel Serwer on Transition in Syria
This week the SJAC interviews Dr. Daniel Serwer, who brings his expertise to bear upon issues of transitional justice in Syria. Dr. Serwer is a Professor of Conflict Management, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also a Scholar at the Middle East Institute and served twice as a Vice President at the United States Institute of Peace. Dr. Serwer was the Executive Director of the Hamilton/Baker Iraq Study Group and has worked on preventing interethnic and sectarian conflict in Iraq and has facilitated dialogue between Serbs and Albanians in the Balkans. He blogs at peacefare.net. Q. The conflict in Syria has been described as possibly the most welldocumented modern conflict. Is this an important fact, do you think it will have any significance going forward? DS: I do think documentation is important, as it will limit factual disputes in the future and may provide some basis for future efforts at justice and reconciliation. Documentation also helps to sustain international interest, which has been less than the revolutionaries might like but more than would have existed otherwise. But it is also important to recognize that not all the documentation being collected will be relevant to questions of individual responsibility or meet the standards required in a court. Judicial standards are very exacting. To meet them will require preservation of sites and government records in Syria. That may be very difficult, depending on how the end of the Assad regime comes about. READ THE INTERVIEW
On torture, the SJAC coordinates with REDRESS
The SJAC will coordinate with UK-based human rights organization, REDRESS, to conduct training for Syrian organizations on how to identify cases of torture.
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