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“Maybe We Can Reach a Solution”: Syrian Perspectives on the Conflict and Local Initiatives for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation

Insights | February 2015

This report covers the second phase of research for the Syrian Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC), a Syrian-led organization promoting transitional justice and accountability.  It is a qualitative study involving in-depth interviews among all the country’s major political, religious, and ethnic groups, including those in neighboring countries and in areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The study finds divisions have grown between pro- and anti-government Syrians in the past year, weakening support for a national-level negotiated peace.  However, it also reports a strong rejection of extremists and a desire to restore normality to daily life, yielding support for local ceasefires and local initiatives to rebuild communities after the war. 

 To read a summary of the report, click here.

 To read the full report, click here.

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