UN Officials Briefed on Syria Transition Roadmap

Ziadeh Discusses Political Transition, Plans for Transitional Justice at UN


Washington, DC – On December 18-20, 2013, Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies, traveled to New York City to hold meetings on Syria Transition Roadmap with various UN officials. Throughout the three days, Dr. Ziadeh met with representatives from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Office of the Joint Special Representative for Syria, UN Women, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.


Additionally, Dr. Ziadeh, who was recently appointed head of the Transitional Justice Commission for Syria by the opposition Syrian Interim Government, outlined his plans for initiating a comprehensive transitional justice program across the liberated areas of Syria. In particular, Dr. Ziadeh discussed with the officials plans for establishing a Special Court on Syria through the United Nations General Assembly.


Syria Transition Roadmap is the result of a year-long consensus-building research process conducted by the Syrian Expert House, a group of approximately 300 Syrian human rights activists, academics, judges, lawyers, leaders of the political opposition, defected government officials, defected military officers, members of local revolutionary councils, and commanders of the armed opposition.