Publications

 








FUNDING WAR CRIMES

The first chapter sheds light on the tools that were used by the regime to circumvent international sanctions, and suggests how those who facilitated these tools could be punished by international organizations.

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Blacklist: book on war criminals in Syria

Blacklist: violations committed by the most prominent figures and How to bring them to justice

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Justice & Accountability

 








Syria: Spike in Covid-19 cases across government areas after election celebrations

Medical sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that cases were reported in Damascus and other Assad-run areas

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The Most Notable Human Rights Violations in Syria in May 2021

The ‘Presidential Elections’ That Took Place under Threat and Terror Challenge the Syrian Regime’s Legitimacy in Syria and International Forums.

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A Coalition of Syrian American Organizations Decry the Sham Elections by the Assad Regime

The undersigned organizations demand a rejection by the United Nations and the international community of this attempt by the Assad regime to gain legitimacy while continuing to commit human rights abuses.

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Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and Italy

We, the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America wish to make clear that Syria’s May 26 presidential election will neither be free nor fair.

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Victims

 






On the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 29,520 Children Have Been Killed in Syria Since March 2011, Including 180 Due to Torture

A Bloody Decade of Violations against Children Threatens the Future of Syria for Decades to Come

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In pictures: A Syrian man makes shoes out of tyres for displaced children

Jamil Ghoneim watched YouTube videos to learn how to turn discarded tyres into footwear for children in Idlib

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Extrajudicial Killing Claims the Lives of 1,734 Civilians in Syria in 2020, Including 99 in December

Killings of IDPs and Deaths by Mines and Remote Bombings Stood Out Among Killings in Syria in 2020

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Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria

The war in Syria, which began almost a decade ago, makes it the only country where the outlawed bombs have been repeatedly used since 2012.

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Accountability

 








List of Assad regime war criminals is long

The Assad regime with top-ranking military officials established the People’s Committees, which mostly consisted of Alawite citizens

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Prosecuting ISIS in Northeast Syria

Following the capture of Baghouz, SDF officials called for an international tribunal to help prosecute the more than 1,000 foreign fighters in its custody

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Justice or Forgiveness? The Case of Anwar Raslan

Discussions about who deserves to be tried, and who deserves amnesty, are integral to any post-conflict criminal accountability process

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Ali Mamlouk’s visit to Italy is a stab in the back of Syrian victims of Assad’s torture

Unfortunately, this feeling of being ignored by Italy has been reinforced with the latest elections which have been won by the Northern League and the Five Stars Movement, two parties which had several times expressed their support towards Russia and Assad regime’s ‘fight against terrorism’

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Crimes

 








Crimes and violations against Syrian children

Under international laws, children benefit from the protections granted to civilian non-combatants

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Chemical weapons use against civilians

Each State Party undertakes to destroy chemical weapons it owns or possesses, or that are located in any place under its jurisdiction or control, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.

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Premeditated murder and mass killing

These crimes have been documented by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the independent, international commission of inquiry established by council resolution S-17/1 of 23 August 2011.

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Media

 








Hussam Qaterji

Reuters published an investigation of Qaterji Group’s role in oil provision on 11 October 2017, titled “How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

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Rami Makhlouf, Maternal cousin of Bashar al-Assad

Rami Makhlouf embarked on his path in corruption early, taking advantage of the commercial embargo on Syria in the 1980s to smuggle foodstuffs, electrical supplies, and industrial equipment from Lebanon and Turkey

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Khaldoun Makhlouf is the son of Adnan the former commander of the Republican Guard in the Syrian

Khaldoun Makhlouf’s capital comes from two main sources. His first source of capital comes from funds raised through his father ‘Adnan Makhlouf’s corruption, bribes, and blackmail activities committed under the cover of Basil al-Asaad

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Major General Jawdat Saleebi Mawas. What do you know about him?

Major General Jawdat oversaw the chemical attack on the eastern Ghouta, which killed 1127 people, including 201 women and 107 children

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