Huquqyat members and legal investigators Mariana Karkoutly and Leila Sibai participated to podcast the “Syria Trials” on the topic of bearing witness and justice. During the podcast, they discussed survivor-centred methodologies during investigations of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria.
You can listen to the podcast episodes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s1e9-to-bear-witness/id1647833429?i=1000587496537 and here: https://75podcasts.org/episode/1/103/
Podcast description: Witnesses are the lifeblood of criminal trials. But legal proceedings can be extremely difficult for witnesses. The retelling of experiences, which more often than not were traumatic, can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion, and the possibility of becoming retraumatised is forever looming. In this episode, we hear from a witness who gave her testimony at the Koblenz trial, and from the legal practitioners who put careful consideration for witnesses at the heart of the case building work that they do.