Shades of Justice? Syrian Diaspora, Anti- Normalization Struggle, and Lessons from Koblenz

MeDiMi Impulse


11. Dezember 2023 18:00 – 11. Dezember 2023 20:00
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Deutschhausstr. 12, 35037 Marburg & via Livestream (For Arabic Translation)

A German courtroom is bringing justice to Syria: This is how the trials against members of the Syrian regime for crimes against humanity in Koblenz have been celebrated in the media. Indeed, under the principle of universal jurisdiction these trials led to the conviction and sentencing of two members of the Assad regime for the first time. But for many Syrians, the needs for justice and accountability go beyond sentencing individual perpetrators and beyond the courtroom. They are demanding an end to the normalizing of relations with the Assad regime, a radical change in migration policy, and spaces to negotiate the narratives of the Syrian conflict from exile. Therefore, this event aims to explore what sustainable justice for Syrians can look like, and how our current international justice and migration systems can learn from the case of Syria as one of its biggest diaspora groups in Germany regarded needed changes and reconfigurations to the meaning of justice, accountability, migration, exile, and diaspora.

This event ist part of the "Forum on Activism and Research" organized by the MeDiMi Research Associates / GGS Working Group MeDiMi in cooperation with MENA Prison Forum and the Center for Conflict Studies Marburg.


Tareq Alaows (Pro Asyl), Monika Borgmann (Umam Documentation & Research / MENA Prison Forum), Hannah El-Hitami (Freie Journalistin), Mariana Karkoutly (Huquqyat), Moderators: Maria Hartmann & Mina Ibrahim


DFG-Forschungsgruppe „Menschenrechtsdiskurse in der Migrationsgesellschaft“