The Project

The Syrian Archive, Hadi Al Khatib

Hadi Al Khatib, founding member of The Syrian Archive, discusses why it continues to be important to archive videos and images of human rights violations in Syria, how they collect and locate visual evidence from social media, along with challenges they face and how their work complements the efforts of other human rights organisations in Syria. The interview is in Arabic with English subtitles. 

The Syrian Archive is a Syrian initiative that strives to promote sustainable peace and respect for human rights within Syrian society through facilitating justice and accountability. This includes evidence gathering and documentation of incidents; the acknowledgment that war crimes and human rights violations have been committed by all sides; the identification of perpetrators to end the cycle of impunity and the development of a process of justice and reconciliation.

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Working with visual evidence