JFL is a civil society and a non-governmental, non-profit organization, concerned with strengthening and promoting the culture of human rights in Syria, and it’s based in Deir Ezzor province. JFL aims to contribute in the implementation and promotion of the human rights culture, and support of activists in this area. We work towards this by informing citizens of their civil and political rights. We emphasizing the concept of “the rule of law” and its role in community development. We are building a base for human rights activity in Syria, through collection of human rights violations learning from our collective experience in a violent conflict zone and development of staff and resources to take advantage of these evidences and knowledge to peace-building process and transitional justice. Since our initial work in 2013, we have grown to include a staff of 45 volunteers committed to our mission. We have successfully implemented projects focused on documentation of human rights violations, research and investigations and advocacy campaigns.
- History of JFL
- How does JFL work
- JFL Facts & Figures
On March 21st, 2015 as a voluntary initiative by a small group of Deir Ezzor activists, an advocacy campaign was launched for breaking the siege that was laid by the group of Islamic State and the Syrian government on some neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor city by media pressure on all actors in order to airdrop humanitarian aid over the city.
After achieving its objectives and sharping the idea throughout different meetings among the founders, JFL was established on 1st of September, 2015 to bear a heavy burden of plenty of violations in the area along with proofs that need to be collected and verified in a very difficult work environment
In April 2016, JFL joined the platform of OCHA in order to keep the pressure on all actors for implementing the UN resolution No.2254 and the outputs of Munich meeting for airdropping humanitarian aid on the besieged neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor. In June 2016, JFL was registered as a non-governmental non-profit organization.