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In 2008, DRI assessed Syria’s 2007 cycle of elections for parliament, local and the referendum on choosing its president. The report concluded that the political and electoral system of Syria violates international standards for elections and political participation, notably Syria’s obligations under the ICCPR.

DRI recently published a briefing paper to decipher the state-building elements of the UN SC resolution 2254 of 18 December 2015.

Further reading


News from Syria

Middle East and North Africa - old projects

June 8, 2016

These are the Middle East and North Africa countries where DRI has been involved in previous ...