The Syrian Legal Development Programme attended the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, which lasted between 10 and 28 September 2018. SLDP attended a number of sessions relevant to human rights and business in Syria. Additionally, SLDP met with representatives from working groups and UN human rights bodies to discuss issues of business and human rights in Syria and the impact reconstruction may have on human rights in the country.
SLDP also hosted a briefing on reconstruction in Syria, the Syrian economy, and its impact on the human rights situation in Syria. The briefing was attended by representatives from many states’ missions to the United Nations. The briefing concluded with a lively discussion amongst state representatives regarding their policies toward reconstruction in Syria and the importance of taking a human rights approach to reconstruction efforts.