Nextep organization held a dialogue session about a new Syrian social contract in Deir ez-Zor (a city in northeast Syria) on 28/11/2021, in the ‘Syrian-Syrian dialogue’ project, to discuss the contract’s clauses, and its applicability in the current crisis.
The session was attended by 16 people from Deir ez-Zor, including: media professionals, activists, civilians, jurists, influential community figures, and people from different community segments. The attendees discussed the developments in Northeast Syria, with regard to political, economical, and service aspects.
As for the social contract’s clauses, many attendees stressed that the social contract has to be a reflection to one’s identity in the community and derived from the UDHR, and any mentions for the Islamic jurisprudence is just for pleasing Muslims, for if there is a disagreement between the Islamic jurisprudence and the UDHR, the word would be to the UDHR.
The interlocutors asked for the necessity of applying decentralization in all sectors, not just managerial and economical ones. There were also requests for a deep explanation of the term ‘Environmental Justice’, so all society segments comprehend it.
The interlocutors saw that it’s necessary to add clauses pertaining to the detainees’ situation, and knowing the missing people’s fate. Also the necessity of exporting all the clauses to overseas Syrians, by making dialogue sessions, questionnaires, studies, information campaigns, and other events that collect the biggest possible number of opinions.