Justice & Accountability

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

July 28, 2020

When death become a wish.. testimonies from Sednaya prison during revolution

Association of Detainees & the Missing in Sednaya Prison (ADMSP) is a non-governmental organization that works to reveal the truth, and achieve justice for the political prisoners or the detainees of conscience.

July 25, 2020

One Year After Banning the Practice, the SDF is Still Recruiting Children

The SDF’s use of children in both combat and non-combatant roles has been widely documented throughout the conflict, including by Human Rights Watch and the UN Commission of Inquiry.

July 24, 2020

Wafa Mustafa addressing the UNSC

We are proud of our brave colleague Wafa Mustafa from our movement who spoke powerfully before the Security Council today about the issue of our missing loved ones in Syria.

July 23, 2020

Civil society organizations deal anxiously the Lebanese Government’s policy towards Syrian refugees and so-called safe return

This plan prepared by the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs rejects any measures that would resettle refugees in Lebanon, yet it calls for allocating funds for the resettlement programs of the same refugees in third countries

July 17, 2020

Two Decades of Violations and The Increased Need for Justice

In order to understand the Syrian conflict, and more importantly the type of justice processes that are needed, one must understand the full twenty years of Assad’s rule

July 14, 2020

Conflict Economies in Syria: Roots, Dynamics, and Pathways for Change

Our notion of the conflict economy has three dimensions. First, it refers to the transformations and distortions of the Syrian economy because of the conflict and traces these back to conscious actions, policy choices, or discrete interventions of different actors

July 11, 2020

Residents of Rukban Camp Face Siege, Limited Aid, and Dangers in Reconciled Areas

A nurse in charge of the Tadmur medical point, Shukri Shihab, told SJAC that there were many cases of newborns dying due to the lack of incubators and oxygen cylinders. Resuscitations are almost impossible, he said

July 9, 2020

“They made me do it” – Necessity and Duress Defenses

Necessity is a classic “lesser-evil” defense based on the idea that everyone is expected to tolerate infringements upon his rights if this is necessary to avert greater harm from others