Syria Torture Trial in Germany is an Arab Issue: Where are the Arab Media and Human Rights Organizations?

Mansour Omari
Content Type
Working Paper
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
The opening in Germany of the trial of two Syrian security officers accused of crimes against humanity was marked by the absence of regional Arab interest, despite its importance for the fight against impunity in MENA. This paper seeks to understand this lack of coverage by Arab media and the absence of interest from national as well as regional Arab human rights organizations, and highlights the implications of the trial for Syria as well as MENA’s struggle for accountability.
Human Rights, Non State Actors, Media, Accountability
Political Geography
Middle East, Syria