Yazidi House and Ezidina Foundation host session on minority rights in new Syrian constitution

QABRE HEWORE, Syria — At the invitation of the Yazidi House and the Ezidina Foundation, a session about minority rights in a future constitution was held with the participation of Mr. Bassam Ishak, Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council Representation in the USA.

During the session, Ishak stated that any national constitution in Syria must ensure the rights of marginalized communities in the country, including Syriacs.

The most prominent demands of the participants, including the Co-Chairship of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), were as follows:

  • Recognition of the language, cultural, and political rights for all of Syria’s peoples
  • Respect for all religions, including Christianity, Islam, and Yezidism
  • Inclusion of Syriac and Kurdish as official national languages alongside Arabic
  • Decentralization of governance
  • Separation of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of government
  • Release of all political detainees
  • Fair allocation of humanitarian and reconstruction aid
  • Prevention of demographic changes across the country