Justice & Accountability

November 4, 2020

Obtaining Justice and Accountability: Recent Transitional Justice Developments

On October 6, 2020, civil society groups submitted a criminal complaint with a German prosecutor, requesting that an investigation into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, namely the attacks in Eastern Ghouta and Khan Shaykhun, that took place in 2013 and 2017.

October 13, 2020

The 90th Periodic Report and 5th Annual Report on Russian Forces Violations Since the Start of Russia’s Direct Military Intervention in Syria

UN and International Sanctions Must Be Imposed on Russia for Committing Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes in Syria, in Which It Killed 6,859 Civilians, including 2,005 Children, and Targeted 207 Medical Facilities.

October 5, 2020

The Most Notable Human Rights Violations in Syria in September 2020

The Worst Month in Terms of Citizens Infected with the Coronavirus, with the Syrian Regime Harnessing the State’s Capabilities for More Military Operations in Northwest Syria and to Launch Arbitrary Arrest Campaigns

September 28, 2020

Citizens for a Secure and Safe America is awarding “Above and Beyond 2020” to Dr. Riad Hijab

In a letter sent to Dr. Hijab, the organization said that it had selected Dr. Hijab for going well above and beyond in the pursuit of a free, stable, and democratic Syria.

September 24, 2020

A group of 42 Syrian civil society organizations welcome the Dutch government’s decision to hold the Syrian authorities accountable and highlight the need for other states to support this step and take similar ones

The signatories underline the importance of the Netherlands’ action as a real step toward accountability and call on the rest of the active countries in the Syrian context to take similar steps based on the international agreements signed by Syria previously.

September 24, 2020

FinCEN files: How a sanctions trail led from Syria to Malta

Malta-based business traded with company accused of violating US sanctions

September 22, 2020

857 Medical Personnel Killed and 3,353 Others Arrested and Disappeared Since March 2011, Nearly 85% by the Syrian Regime

862 Medical Facilities Targeted, 88% of These by the Syrian Regime and Its Russian and Iranian Allies Since March 2011, Exacerbating Citizens’ Suffering in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 21, 2020

In August 2020 : A journalist killed, and the number of violations increased

HTS detained the American journalist Bilal Abdul Karim in the northern countryside of Idlib, without explaining the reasons. He is still detained until the date of publication of this report.

September 9, 2020

Syria’s Raqqa homeowners fight against illegal confiscation of their properties

Displaced residents accuse the Syrian Democratic Forces of illegally taking over vacant houses in the former IS stronghold