Al-Marsad works to protect and promote human rights and respect for the rule of law in the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights, with a commitment to the overall application of international law, in particular: international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
Since its establishment in 2003, Al-Marsad has sought to document human rights violations perpetrated by Israel against civilians in the Golan. Special focus is given to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as humanitarian law principles: the expulsion of the native Syrian population (ethnic cleansing), the control of land and water by Israel, family separation, settlement expansion, annexation, land mines, forced evictions and planning restrictions. Through its work, Al-Marsad seeks to monitor and document human rights law and humanitarian law violations, and to urge the international community to pressure Israel to respect international law. and end its occupation of the Syrian Golan.