Justice & Accountability

November 14, 2020

Decisions in Denmark Risk Protections for Syrian Refugees

The Board’s decisions are concerning because of the narrow lens through which they view security concerns in Damascus.

November 13, 2020

Russia grants Assad $1bn, opens trade mission in Damascus

Russia, which has been militarily assisting the regime in the conflict since its intervention in 2015, has remained firm in its view that Syrian refugees who fled the regime's crackdown and the ensuing civil war should be returned to the country.

November 12, 2020

Statement Regarding The Holding of The Refugees Conference Under Auspices of The Syrian Government

Civil Society Organizations condemn the holding of a Refugee Conference under the auspices of the Syrian government.

November 10, 2020

Treasury Imposes Sanctions on Petroleum Network, Senior Syrian Officials, and Syrian Entities

Hussam al-Qaterji was designated pursuant to E.O. 13573, “Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria,” for being a senior official of the Government of Syria.

November 9, 2020

It’s time to stop impunity for crimes against journalists in Syria

Since 2014, November 2nd has been dedicated to remembering all journalists who have been killed, harmed, or detained while pursuing their profession and to continuing the fight against impunity for all crimes against journalists.

November 6, 2020

Assad says billions of dollars of Syrian deposits trapped in Lebanon

Syrian president says capital controls in crisis-hit neighbour a major cause of economic crisis

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