Foreword

No legitimacy for perpetrators

Pro-Justice launched in early October a campaign entitled “The Black List”, which aims to shed light on war criminals in for the international community Syria by publishing files of each criminal with information about him, alongside information about the crimes they committed or oversaw. The campaign has been running both in Arabic and English. Recently, it has published portfolios of the major perpetrators who killed the Syrians and committed major human rights violations. The campaign seeks to identify more than 70 security and political figures involved in committing violations against the Syrian people, in preparation for accountability, and to ensure that they do not escape impunity.

News & Views






Towards Accountability and Justice to End Impunity in Syria

The negotiations and political process in Geneva will not be able to establish a sustainable peace for any future state in Syria without a genuine accountability process and revealing the fate of Syria’s disappeared is at its core. Therefore, we believe that it is our duty and the duty of countries that believe in human rights to prioritise enabling victims to reach justice and ensure there is no impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed in Syria up to this day

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October 2018 Statistical Report on Casualties in Syria‎

October witnessed 138 battle deaths in Syria, 93 of which were civilian deaths. The majority of deaths took place in the province of Deir Ezzor

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Hunger Strike in Hama Central Prison Over Death Sentences

The Assad regime’s field court issued death sentences against 11 prisoners in the Hama Central Prison following charges of “terrorism

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The Caesar Families Association (CFA) welcomes the French international arrest warrants against senior security leaders in Syria

It should be noted that during a visit to Paris in September 2018, the CFA appealed to the French judiciary to take practical steps towards proceedings brought before it by a group of victims

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Victims






SNHR: Over 28,000 Children Killed in Syria

In its latest report, The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented the number of children killed in Syria since the start of the war writes The Syrian Observer

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Detainees: Being belly dancer saves a lot of torture

In the midst of the noise and when the new inmates came in, we had to keep the dormitory clean, and fortunately I did not move between the dormitories as it did with most girls and women

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In Syrian prisons, Mother’s Day a chance for more torture

The mothers were eager to see their children and young girls yearned for the embrace of their mothers; but that counted for nothing for the insensitive jailor that continued to play songs about motherhood

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When Cells Speak: book documents memos of Syrian detainees

Ghada Bakir says that the idea of the book was not born today, but originated since 2011, when Saraqib’s martyr Ahmed Saleh al-Da’as was arrested and killed under torture by regime security in the northwestern province of Idlib

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Accountability






Experts say war crimes case against Assad government growing

Criminal investigators say they have built a case documenting the widespread torture and murder of Syrian detainees by the Assad government

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IIIM President: No Peace in Syria Without Accountability

Marchi-Uhel emphasized the importance of accountability to pave the way for lasting peace. She also stressed that accountability should be part of the political process in Geneva.

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Justice Needed for 7 Years of Abuse

States should also share relevant information and documentation and amend national laws to enable any necessary cooperation with the team

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Responding to Misconceptions Regarding the IIIM

In June, the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights’ (OHCHR) hosted a human rights reference group meeting in Turkey with Syrian NGOs to discuss the latest in human rights developments – including the IIIM’s progress. The meeting led to a greater understanding of the IIIM’s mandate.

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