Justice & Accountability

June 24, 2021

Time for an EU Action Plan on Impunity in Syria

The international community has taken modest steps to pursue accountability for the perpetrators of these crimes. Germany, France, Sweden, and a few other countries are trying perpetrators under universal and extraterritorial jurisdiction. This is the result of work by Syrian victims and survivors, their families, and Syrian civil society organizations.

June 8, 2021

Syria: Spike in Covid-19 cases across government areas after election celebrations

Medical sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that cases were reported in Damascus and other Assad-run areas

June 8, 2021

The Most Notable Human Rights Violations in Syria in May 2021

The ‘Presidential Elections’ That Took Place under Threat and Terror Challenge the Syrian Regime’s Legitimacy in Syria and International Forums.

May 30, 2021

A Coalition of Syrian American Organizations Decry the Sham Elections by the Assad Regime

The undersigned organizations demand a rejection by the United Nations and the international community of this attempt by the Assad regime to gain legitimacy while continuing to commit human rights abuses.

May 26, 2021

Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and Italy

We, the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America wish to make clear that Syria’s May 26 presidential election will neither be free nor fair.

May 23, 2021

Time to Focus on the Victims – on EU Day against Impunity

Current UJ trials dealing with crimes committed in the Syrian conflict unveil the special needs of victims of core international crimes.

May 23, 2021

The Syrian Regime Threatens, Arrests and Tortures the Families of Dissident Political and Military Activists, Using Mafia-Like Methods

Forcing the Father of Activist and Doctor, Amani Ballour, to Appear on Official State Media and to Promote the Security Services’ Falsified Version of Events.

May 16, 2021

19,192 Civilians Killed and 34,982 Others Arrested During the Months of Ramadan in the Last Ten Years

The Syrian Regime and Its Iranian and Russian Allies Are Responsible for 86% of the Total Killings.

May 11, 2021

The Limitations of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in the Service of the Accountability Process and Its Inability to Prosecute the Highest Ranking Officials

The task that universal jurisdiction can play is narrow and beset by numerous complications and difficulties stemming firstly from the nature of this principle itself, and secondly from the willingness or otherwise of the world’s countries to interact with it.