News

2022

28 September 2022

  • The Netherlands is working on plans to bring back 12 women and 29 children from camps in northern Syria. The decision to bring them back stems from a court ruling in which judges said that cases involving defendants who could not appear in court would not be handled.

25 July 2022

17 July 2022

05 July 2022

21 June 2022

  • Belgium has repatriated 6 six women and sixteen children from the camp Al Roj in North-East Syria last night. This is the second operation of repatriation. The first one was in July 2021, when it brought back six women and ten children.

30 March 2022

  • Germany repatriated eight women and 32 children from Al Roj last night. A statement was issued by the foreign minister Baerbock, which you can read here.

22 February 2022

23 January 2022

2021

15 December 2021

11 December 2021

10 December 2021

1 December 2021

22 November 2021

20 November 2021

10 November 2021

20 October 2021

19 October 2021

7 October 2021

29 September 2021

29 September 2021

16 July 2021

2 July 2021

  • The Commissioner of Human Rights for the Council of Europe considers that nationals of the States Parties to the Convention being held in these camps fall within the jurisdiction of those states and that the prevailing health and security situation in the camps endangers the lives and physical and mental health of those detained there, especially children.

5 June 2021

29 March 2021

23 March 2021

  • “Men, women, and children from around the world are entering a third year of unlawful detention in life-threatening conditions in northeast Syria while their governments look the other way,” according to Letta Tayler, associate crisis and conflict director at Human Rights Watch.

8 February 2021

30 January 2021

13 January 2021

  • France has repatriated seven children who have been separated from their mothers. The case-per-case approach adopted by France, instead of a general repatriation of all children with their mothers, has been criticised by human rights organisations and the Collectif des Families Unies, the organisation that represents the parents and grandparents in France. The communiqué of the Collectif des Familles Unies is here.

2020

25 December 2020

20 December 2020

17 December 2020

25 November 2020

  • RSI International published a damning report on the arbitrary detention of the European women and Children in the camps. In it, describes the terrible living conditions and various forms of abuse. They have come to the conclusion that Europe has created its own Guantanamo camps in the region. Read the full report here.

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