Catherine Marchi-Uhel
Assistant Secretary-General, Head, International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism – Syria (IIIM)
Catherine Marchi-Uhel

Historically, accountability processes have not provided sufficient space for the voices of diverse categories of victims/survivors to be heard, let alone incorporated their perspectives. At the Mechanism, we are developing a number of proactive strategies to ensure that our work corrects this imbalance. Our gender strategy builds on a commitment to gender equality across the organization and lays the foundation for integrating a gender analysis into all aspects of our work. This approach will be reflected in the analytical work we share with courts and tribunals. Gender analysis is essential to facilitate meaningful justice for the women, men, girls and boys harmed by international crimes in Syria, and we at the Mechanism are committed to forging new ground with practical steps to achieve this goal.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

As part of the IIIM’s Strategy on Children and Youth, engage in 2023 with young people who have been affected by core international crimes in Syria, to inform them about the IIIM’s work and to hear their views regarding accountability for these crimes. Particular attention will be paid to ensuring space to hear the voices of young people who are disadvantaged as a result of discriminatory gender norms.
Develop in 2023 a report reflecting a gender analysis of core international crimes committed in detention facilities in Syria.