The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) on Thursday declared the Syrian Revolution’s Charter of Human Rights and Public Freedoms during the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo.
The declaration came at a session that brought together SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri, Vice-president Ruba Habboush, members of the political committee Yasser Al-Farhan and Muhammad Yahya Maktabi, university professors, representatives of students, representatives of the Women Support Unit and the Stability Support Unit, and lawyers.
Al-Hariri stressed that the Syrian revolution did not happen to replace a political system with another one, but to establish a new political system that enjoys legitimacy on the basis constitutional legitimacy and the rule of law rather than on falsifying legitimacy and manipulating the will of the nation.
VP Habboush and Coordinator of the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons Yasser Al-Farhan highlighted the provisions of the Charter which calls for resisting tyranny and believes in the natural rights of the people without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender or color.
Two panel discussions were held to discuss the Charter which consists of four chapters: personal rights, civil and political rights and freedoms, economic and social rights and freedoms, and guarantees for the protection of public rights and freedoms. It was written in 33 pages that include 25 sections.
The importance of the Charter stems from the fact that it highlights the essence of the Syrian people’s revolution and the demands for freedom, justice and living in a democratic state that guarantees dignity and equal citizenship for all its citizens and provides them with opportunities for creativity, development and prosperity. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)