Eighth round of negotiations | Will Constitutional Committee succeed to reach consensus among negotiating parties on the most prominent four principles? • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Eighth round of negotiations | Will Constitutional Committee succeed to reach consensus among negotiating parties on the most prominent four principles?

The opening meeting of the eighth round of negotiations held by the Constitutional Committee was held today in Geneva with the participation of delegations of the Syrian regime, opposition bodies and civil society activists.

 

In an exclusive SOHR interview, member of the Constitutional Committee, Hasan Al-Hariri has said, “during this round, we will discuss fundamental four principles manifested in the one-sided coercive measures according to constitutional standards, the constitution’s sovereignty, the hierarchy of agreements and international conventions, preserving the prestige of the state institutions and transitional justice.”

 

Al-Hariri has stated that every principle will be discussed individually, noting that compliance with the agenda of the Constitutional Committee is the only way to reach the political settlement which Syrian people are looking forward to.

 

Mr. Hasan has stressed the fact that the opposition is clinging to the path of the negotiations by the Constitutional Committee, along with continuous calls for going through the other paths in order to implement the Resolution No. 2254.

 

Meanwhile, opposition bodies have accused the Syrian regime of “obstructing the Constitutional Committee’s efforts to draft a new constitution which could potentially put an end to the tragedy and state of division in Syria, as well as giving a green light to the tyrannical policy which systematically demolished the country.”

 

It is worth noting that the previous seven rounds were concluded with disagreements on the Constitutional Committee’s agenda, amid calls by the opposition to continue meetings until a progress regarding drafting a new constitution is achieved.

 

It is expected that Geir Pedersen will inform member states of the outcomes of the negotiations by the Constitutional Committee during the recent round and of his latest visit to Damascus and his discussions with the Syrian regime.