is a Syrian human rights defender. He holds a Master of Law degree in Transitional Justice and Conflict, and is the Syria Correspondent at Reporters Without Borders. Al-Omari works with Syrian and international human rights organizations to hold the perpetrators of international crimes in Syria accountable. In 2012, al-Omari was arrested and tortured by the Syrian government for 356 days for documenting its atrocities while working with the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression overseeing the detainees department.
The first-ever US Strategy to Anticipate, Prevent and Respond to Atrocities could be a “significant advance” in protection efforts, but requires international collaboration and political will to be effective, writes Mansour Omari.
There are multiple steps that German police must take to help the families of possible victims of the Tadamon massacre identify their loved ones while avoiding unnecessary trauma, writes Mansour Omari.
Full access to videos and images of mass atrocities in Syria is the “absolute right” of those whose missing loved ones may appear in them, writes @MansourOmari. He proposes 8 guidelines for organizations and media to follow.