Statements & Reports

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 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 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

December 10, 2019

joint statement on the fate of the Missing, Detained and Forcibly Disappeared and guarantee the freedom and safety of human rights defenders in Syria

For them and for thousands of forcibly disappeared and detainees in Syria, today, we, the undersigned organizations, renew our commitment to work in every possible way to reveal their fate and defend their rights to justice and accountability

December 9, 2019

Eight violations (including killing of media professional) documented in November 2019

As usual, the Syrian regime committed the most deadly violations against journalists as it killed one media professional and injured one by directly targeting their locations while doing media coverage. On the other hand, HTS and PYD committed 3 violations each

December 3, 2019

ISIS-only tribunal: selective, politicised justice will do more harm than good

While ISIS committed atrocities across its territories in both Iraq and Syria, any international justice measures must take into consideration the very different prevailing circumstances in the two countries