Foreword

Happy Evacuation Day

Pro-justice congratulates all the Syrians in Syria and in the diaspora on the Evacuation Day, Syrian National Day. Once again the Syrian observe this occasion while their suffering increases on daily bases. The war in Syria is still on; death surrounds the Syrians everywhere; and an increasing number of Syrians are still losing home and moving from a place to another seeking safety and security, with little luck. The prisons are still full and every day the Syrian families are losing their loved member to detention and torture and are still receiving the sad news of their beloved family members’ death in the prison. Demographic change is still occurring and Syrian refugees cannot return to their homes because they do not have a home anymore. If they do, they will not be safe if they return. But if they stay in the diaspora, their life is not any better. In the camps, they face sickness, humiliation, fear, and the cruel weather. More and more, Syria is becoming a failing investment for the big players. When it was a promising enterprise,

News & Views






Assad family cash frozen after dictator’s niece found living in London

Ms Chawkat’s mother Bushra is Assad’s sister and was described in the Economist in 2013 as having a “fearsome reputation in Damascus” and thought to “exercise considerable influence” over the Syrian dictator

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Renewed government bombing of Syria’s Idlib kills 10 civilians

Despite a Turkey-Russia-Syria buffer-zone agreement signed in September, the region has come under increased attacks by state forces since falling in the hand of armed militias

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Syria’s Assad: Last man standing amid new Arab uprisings

Demonstrations reminiscent of the early years of the conflict have resurfaced

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Bring back children of Syria Isis fighters, Save the Children urges Australia

Aid group publishes open letter to political leaders, asking them to act on their words if elected

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Victims






‘No way back’: The law that stops displaced Syrians from ever going home

Owners of properties in war-devastated areas are concerned that Law 10 is nothing but a legal cover for government expropriation, erasing all trace of opposition

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In pictures: Floods devastate refugee camps in northern Syria

The camp is part of the large Atama camp compound across northern Syria. According to the Response Coordination Group (RCG) manager Mohammad Hallaj there are “more than 11,000 families affected” by the rainfall

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To Minimize Civilians Harm in Idlib, Public Information Campaign

The violations varied, including five massacres and no less than 82 attacks on civil vital centers, 17 places of worship, 19 schools, six medical facilities and four markets

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Reconciliations The Last Option for Deir Ezzor Populations

Hussien says “We were about two thousand people including women. The first checkpoint of the regular forces took photocopy for our IDs and ordered us to chant for the president in order to atone for our sins, as they said”

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Accountability






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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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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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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