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Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights

In collaboration with Horan Citizenship Forum & the Arab Commission for Human Rights

Syrian International Conference For Democratic Syria and Civilian State

المؤتمر الدولي السوري من أجل سورية ديمقراطية ودولة مدنية    

 Monday-Tuesday  28-29 January 2013   Geneva

From 10a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

 Draft Programme                                                                                                            TO Download press hear: Geneva Programme Eng

Monday 28 January 2013

09.30 a.m.:   Reception of guests

10.00 a.m.:   Introductory words of welcome (representative of the Associations organising the event), Speech of Moncef Marzouki – Tunisia President ; Intervention of Kais Azzawi – Ambassador  of Iraq in the Arab League, Adonis speech,intervention of  James A. Paul for the Global Civil Society

11.00-11.15  Coffee Break

11.15-12.15 a.m.

  1st Round table:    The Great challenge of the Democratic Project

Moderator: Jonathan Steele


  • Naser al Ghazali: Civilian State and Sectarianism
  • Mahmoud Djedidand Morhaf Mikail: Production of Dictatorship and Violence in Syria
  • Riad Drar: Armed Islamic Movements and Democratic Perspectives


Debate and discussion around the 1st Round table

1.00 – 2.30 p.m.      Lunch Break

3.00 – 4.30 p.m.

2nd Round Table:     Production of Violence and Civil Society

Moderator:  Anne- Marie Lizin


  • Haytham Manna: Violence and Democracy in Syria
  • Louay Hussein: Securitas State and the Abolition of Civilian Space
  • Faek Hwejeh: Human Rights in the discourse  of the Military Opposition
  • Mounzer Halloum and Issa Haddad, The Question of Minorities

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.

Debate and discussion around the 2nd Round table.

Tuesday 29 January 2013

10.00-11.00 a.m.

3rd  Round table:     Protection of the Democratic Project

Moderator:  Florence Mardirossian


  • William Bourdon: Perspectives for Truth, Accountability and Reconciliation in Syria
  • Azad Aliand Khaled Issa: Democracy and Minorities Rights in Syria
  • Rim Turkmani: Development and Reconstruction in Syria
  • René Naba: Manufacturing of Violence and Sectarianism  in the Media

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30–12.45 a.m.

Debate and discussion around the 3rd Round table

1.00 – 2.30 p.m.      Lunch Break

2.30 – 3.30 p.m

4th   Round Table:     Chances and Opportunities of a Political Solution

Moderator:  Jihad el Zein

Speakers: (More proposed speakers to be confirmed)

  • Mario Marazitti
  • Ahmad Ragheb
  • Raja al-Nasser
  • Faez Sara

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Debate and discussion around the 4th Round table

Break   4.30 – 5.00 p.m.

Closing Speech   President: Aref Dalila    Reporteur: Ugab Abou Suede

Interim conclusions and questions for the future 




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