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Dossier: Syria four years into the revolution

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Since 2017, the Heinrich Böll Foundation has been supporting the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) with more than 50 survivors of Syria's human rights crimes, "to counter the violence in Syria with the language of law".

The International Arrest Warrant for the Head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Service in June 2018 is a first great success for our project partners and an important sign that human rights crimes are not without consequences for the perpetrators.

"The Oranges in Europe taste better"

There are many reasons to migrate: This publication provides a forum for scientists from Pakistan, Somalia and El Salvador, people, who had to flee from Syria, Burundi and Malawi as well as migrants and activists from Niger and Senegal to emphasise how little we know about "causes of migration and flight". 

Paradise lost? Developing solutions to Irans environmental crisis

The greatest threat facing the Islamic Republic of Iran today is not political, nor economic, but environmental. This report takes stock of the urgent environmental crisis, and assesses the capabilities of civil society and the Iranian authorities to develop and implement effective solutions.

Perspectives Middle East #10: Borders - Lines in the Sand or in the Mind?

While the privileged few may cross legitimately by simply presenting their passport, for most, borders present difficult if not insurmountable hurdles. Furthermore there are plenty of other lines of division: social, ethnic, religious and ideological. Any border is a painful memory of the fact that it is not an individual’s choice to define which side he or she is on.

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