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the Syrian Civil Society Forums

Article 26 of Syria's constitution guarantees the right of every citizen to participate in the country's political life

Syria is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the international treaty that guarantees the right of freedom of association and assembly

The Basic Document of the Committee for the Revival of Civil Society in Syria – "wathiqat al-alf" (in Arabic; as published in Al Hayat, Jan. 12, 2001)

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Response of the Committee on Civil Society Forums to Ba’thi Accusations (Al-Hayat, 25 February 2001; in Arabic)

Click here for English text (, 26 February 2001)

"bayan al-99" -- Communique of the 99 Intellectuals - including full list of signatories- (in Arabic; as published in Al Hayat 27 September,2000)

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