Justice & Accountability

May 16, 2024

?Patchwork justice for Syria

(العربية) The report adds that, should federal indictment be issued against perpetrator of war crimes, this would be the first instance of the US criminally charging senior Syrian officials.

December 14, 2023

Inside the Alaa M. Trial #60: Al Agi on the Defensive

The Judges proceeded with questioning Al-Agi by asking him about the origin of the verdict detailing the conviction and how he obtained it. Al-Agi explained that it was not from lawyer Tony, but perhaps the Accused’s uncle.

November 25, 2023

Pro justice: Statement by a Group of Syrian Civil Society Organizations Welcoming the Issuance of Arrest Warrants Against President Bashar al-Assad and Three Other Generals

These arrest warrants would not have been issued without the courage of the survivors of chemical attacks, whose role in supporting the path of justice deserves all respect and appreciation, so is the step taken by French judges, which emphasizes the importance of judicial integrity and independence.

October 12, 2023

Public Hearings Begin in the Case Submitted by the Netherlands and Canada against the Syrian Arab Republic

Request the Syrian government to immediately suspend all personnel suspected of having committed torture or other ill-treatment.

August 23, 2023

The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression Files a Complaint Against a Former Member of the Popular Mobilization Forces Militia

Several videos were circulating online in which an Iraqi young man residing in Norway confesses to having committed several murders and grave violations in Syria, when he was affiliated with PMF. This militia fought alongside the Syrian government forces.

August 17, 2023

The Swiss Court Orders the Issuance of an International Arrest Warrant against Rifaat Al-Assad Suspected of War Crimes in the City of Hama

The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), along with a number of Syrian human rights organizations, contributed to building the lawsuit file, in cooperation with Trial International, which had filed the complaint in 2013.

August 8, 2023

Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Syria has never provided a full accounting of its chemical weapons program. And, despite its obligations under Resolution 2118 to fully cooperate with the OPCW, it has repeatedly obstructed the OPCW’s work. 

July 22, 2023

UN expert decries ‘systematic’ separation of boys in Syrian camps

Western governments have faced mounting criticism for not taking back more of their citizens who traveled to Iraq and Syria to volunteer for the Daesh group.

April 17, 2023

Syria is largest narco-state in world as it earns more from Captagon than from its legal exports

Captagon is a synthetic stimulant composed of amphetamine and caffeine, and it is an internationally-recognized illegal drug (UNODC, 2021).

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