UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
To inform the oral update to the Human Rights Council at its 48th session (A/HRC/RES/46/22) and other official work by OHCHR relating to civilian casualties as a result of 10 years of conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic
Since 2011, OHCHR has been monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, including incidents affecting civilians. Documenting the killing of civilians serves to promote and protect human rights, providing one means to ensure the dignity of victims and their families, establish the truth, provide remedies and reparations, and/or promote accountability.
In March 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution A/HRC/RES/46/22 on human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic. The Council requested OHCHR to "resume its work to establish the extent of civilian casualties in the Syrian Arab Republic, in cooperation with civil society, in order to fully assess the number of people killed as a result of 10 years of conflict, and to report on progress through an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-eighth session."
Types of data sought
To inform the work on this oral update, OHCHR is seeking any records from civil society, academia, and other stakeholders on deaths related to the armed conflict in Syria from March 2011 until March 2021. OHCHR is looking for records containing individual victims identified by at least full name, date and location/governorate of death in excel or csv format to compile quality data and ensure no duplication. OHCHR also welcomes additional information on disaggregations by sex, age, status, cause of death and actors causing the death. Records may be shared in the language they were recorded. OHCHR will be using the records to compile a fully integrated dataset containing uniquely identifiable records to assess the number of people killed due to the 10 years of conflict in Syria.
By sharing their information, submitters consent to OHCHR using that information in its oral update to the Human Rights Council and for other OHCHR official purposes in aggregate form and for the analysis of trends and patterns.
OHCHR will contact submitters individually to seek consent for further use and sharing of the information, including with UN and human rights mechanisms, national and third party authorities.
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