Project profile — Innovative Accountability for Syria


Syrian Legal Development Programme
2021-08-23 - 2024-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Syria (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to reduce impunity for the perpetrators of international crimes in Syria through innovative means. Project activities include: (1) assisting Syrian NGOs to submit and engage with different UN mechanisms; (2) holding information sessions and training activities for Syrian CSOs on various legal topics and concepts, including accountability and transitional justice; (3) supporting victims or survivors and marginalized groups affected by these violations to engage in accountability efforts; (4) engaging with UN agencies, international NGOs and states to discuss their role in preventing corporate-related human rights violations; and (5) monitoring and documenting corporate-related human rights violations and public monthly news roundups.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased ability of Syrian NGOs, including victims or survivors and families’ groups and women-led NGOs, to fight impunity; and (2) increased ability of stakeholders, including Syrian NGOs, state actors, and international NGOs, to highlight, influence, and use alternative forms of accountability against perpetrators of financial crimes in Syria.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $70,994
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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