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January 19, 2020

Syria’s Assad raises penalty on foreign-currency use to seven years hard labour

Syrian pound has dropped to 1,200 to dollar on black market in recent weeks, despite official exchange rate fixed at 434 to greenback

January 12, 2020

Report Documenting Violations by Russian-Syrian Alliance since December 15 in Northwest Syria, many of Which Constitute War Crimes

86 Civilians Killed, Displacement Routes Bombed 9 Times, 3 IDP Camps Bombed, and a Massacre Committed During the Truce Declared by OCHA

January 9, 2020

Syria: five children killed in missile strike on displacement camp

Syrian forces’ attack on densely populated area east of Idlib city also left four adults dead

January 3, 2020

At least 4,671 Cases of Arbitrary Arrests Documented in 2019

Including 178 in December

December 26, 2019

Myanmar at the ICJ – Is Syria Next?

International human rights lawyers have already begun testing whether this decision can be used as a precedent for Syria given that neighboring Jordan ratified the Rome Statute in 2002

December 21, 2019

What’s the ‘Caesar Act’ in Trump’s $738bn defence policy bill?

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act slaps new sanctions on Syrian leaders and will require US to assist in investigation of people responsible for serious crimes

December 17, 2019

Pro-justice Hails the U.S. House and Senate for Passing Caesar’s law

Historical law will increase economic pressure on the Assad regime to stop war crimes and negotiation

December 13, 2019

New report sheds light on Sednaya detention

The economic costs of detention increase when Syrian authorities seize detainees’ assets. While a third of those surveyed reported that they had property seized, this rate rose to 50% for those detained after 2011

December 12, 2019

Bashar al-Assad’s uncle faces embezzlement trial in Paris

Rifaat al-Assad is accused of embezzling Syrian funds to buy property worth at least €90m in France

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