Justice & Accountability

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

July 1, 2020

The Ninth Annual Report on Torture in Syria on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

14,388 Killed Due to Torture by the Main Perpetrator Parties to the Conflict in Syria from March 2011 Until June 2020

June 30, 2020

SNHR Receives Notification from the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

At Least 84,000 Persons Forcibly Disappeared by the Syrian Regime, We Seek to Register as Many of Them as Possible with the United Nations Group

June 16, 2020

May 2020 Report on the Security Situation in Syria

the armed conflict in Syria and the security situation throughout Syria during 2019 and the first two months of 2020, particularly analyzing the nature of the violence and its impact on civilians

June 13, 2020

The Syrian Regime Appoints Military Leaders Involved in Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes

The report recommends that United Nations should accelerate its efforts to accomplish the political transition process within a strict timetable not exceeding six months