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Call for Internship Applicants

December 13, 2018

Call for Applicants  

Internship at the Aleppo Project, Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation, and Recovery 

Type: 10 hrs / week (with possible extension) 

Start date: January 25th, 2019 

End date: May 25th, 2019 (with possible extension) 

 

Stateless in Exile, Unrecognized at Home: Barriers to Registering Syrian Newborns in Lebanon

November 26, 2018

Article by Nora Palandjian, Aleppo Project Research Intern

Offspring of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are at a heightened risk of statelessness due to barriers they face in the process of birth registration. A series of 2015 changes in residency renewal requirements and the discontinuation of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) registration directly led to this increased risk among Syrian refugee children. While already part of a generation with protracted refugee status, children who do not get registered will face a lifetime of challenges accessing basic human rights, protections, and services.

NEW PROPERTY LAW IN SYRIA: FOR RECONSTRUCTION OR EVICTION?

November 16, 2018

Article by Abduhalim Albakkor, Aleppo Project Research Intern 

The Syrian crisis is about to enter a new phase with the increasing tension among the conflicting parties shaping the future of the country. The northern province of Idlib awaits a bleak fate, despite the deal that Russia and Turkey brokered; the city will inevitably be destroyed unless the international community stops Assad’s military. Although the armed conflict occupies the spotlight in the media, the war economy and managing the investments in Syria is equally important. Consequently, the relevance of the law to the recent events and changes on the international stage shows Russia’s intention to put an end to the war and to cooperate with neighboring countries to send refugees back to Syria and find a way to solve the situation in Idlib with minimum media coverage. Then Putin declares the end of the Syrian crises, the beginning of the reconstruction of cities and resettlement of Syrians not only from Idlib and neighboring countries but also from the EU.

FROM REBEL TO REGIME: BARRIERS OF RETURN TO ALEPPO FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE (IDPS)

November 16, 2018

As of March 2018, 384,425 Aleppians remain internally displaced inside Syria with 62,970 residing in Idlib governorate. This portion in Idlib represents 16.3 percent of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Aleppo. The approximately other 83 percent that was displaced by the conflict relocated inside of Aleppo governorate (70 percent) or Ar-Raqqa (13 percent).[1]

This report focuses on the residents of Aleppo that are displaced within rebel-held areas, specifically Idlib governorate. These IDPs face the most difficult barriers to return to their homes in eastern Aleppo, a regime-held area. Their current conditions are insecure with continued violence in the region and little economic security. They live in dire conditions with makeshift and rented houses. They have limited access to healthcare and education facilities for their children. Despite being on Syrian territory only a few kilometers from their home they are not able to return.

Call for Participation: The Lemkin Reunion, 5th Annual Meeting

November 12, 2018

The Lemkin Reunion, 5th Annual Meeting

Call for Participation

Reconstruction in Syria: compensating the victims or consolidating genocide?

Shattuck Center, School of Public Policy, Central European University

March 19 – 20, 2019

Getting the Message Out

September 14, 2018

Nora Palandjian, a former research intern for the Shattuck CCNR, worked with Bellingcat on this policy report as part of her Applied Policy Project at the School of Public Policy at Central European University. As a completion of her studies, she was required to design and carry out a policy project for an organization with two other graduate students. This team was also supervised by Cameran Ashraf and Marius Dragomir, two professors at the School of Public Policy.

Syria’s Displaced and the Obstacles to Return

August 13, 2018

As part of its annual Lemkin Reunion, The Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery at CEU's School of Public Policy hosted in Budapest the 4th Lemkin Reunion. The topic was on displaced Syrians and the obstacles to return, with a panel discussion with:

Basel Aljunaidy, Director of Orient Policy Center, Gaziantep

On How the Aid Industry Failed Syrians

March 21, 2017

“It failed,” explained Marcell Shehwaro, “because it did not listen to Syrians. They [the aid industry] wanted to impose things on us.”

Drones Over Aleppo

February 22, 2017

Shattuck Center Fellow AlHakam Shaar and former SPP Assistant Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick have written a fascinating article for Al Jazeera on how drone technology is being used in Syria. “Drones are not only powerful tools that enable citizens to challenge official news reports, they also provide a completely different perspective on what is happening in Syria,” said Shaar.

Aviation Engineers Call for Parachutes to be used for Aid, Not Bombs, in Aleppo

December 2, 2016

Aviation engineers Abdulrahman and Amr Shayah from Aleppo are calling for parachutes to be used to distribute aid rather than bombs to the city. "These engineers believe there's a safe way to deliver food and medical aid to the people of Aleppo, who have been suffering under a siege for over 100 days," said Shattuck Center Fellow AlHakam Shaar.