The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee held its periodic meeting under the chairmanship of President Nasr Al-Hariri to discuss the latest developments in Syria. It also discussed the latest visits and meetings, the issues of the reform and membership Committee, and the latest report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the use of chemical weapons.
Al-Hariri, his deputies, and the Secretary-General gave overviews on the conditions in the liberated areas and the security situation, the Arab and regional situation, and Iran’s subversive role in Syria and the region.
Members of the committee discussed mechanisms to draw up a joint strategy and an international alliance to hold the Assad regime and perpetrators f war crimes and human rights violations in Syria to account.
The committee stressed the need to build an alliance starting with the states that called for holding the Assad regime accountable, especially the Netherlands and Canada, as well as with local and international human rights organizations. It stressed the importance of organizing efforts on the issue of sanctions and the necessary procedures to file lawsuits before specialized courts and refer the issue to the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Moreover, members of the committee discussed the results of the SOC’s visit to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region as well as the results of the meetings the SOC held over the past week. It also discussed the reports submitted by the SOC’s offices and committees, especially the report by the Refugee Office and the Office of Civil Society Organizations.
Tabled for discussions were also the ongoing preparations for commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution in the liberated areas with the participation of members of the General Assembly, local organizations, parties and groupings, and activists. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)