• SJAC to monitor first trial of Senior Government Official

    A German court has scheduled hearings in the trial of a former Syrian government official and his subordinate for acts of torture. SJAC will be monitoring this trial via a local, trained court monitor, and publishing regular updates.

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  • Public Health as a Weapon: Syria and COVID-19

    The government’s past responses to epidemics shows that it is woefully unprepared for coronavirus. They also show that Damascus is willing to weaponize public health against civilian populations.

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  • New Report: The State of Justice

    An annual review of the state of justice in Syria, mapping recent developments in European courts, the United Nations, international sanctions, documentation efforts, and other avenues for justice and accountability

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  • Europe’s Response to Refugees is Immoral and Unlawful

    For months, leaders in Europe watched the crisis in Idlib unfold with routine condemnation and little action. What has followed mirrors the 2015-2016 migration crisis, when more than 1 million refugees entered the European Union from Turkey.

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  • How to Prosecute a Militia Mouthpiece

    On January 29, 2020, former senior official for Jaysh al-Islam was arrested in France. Alloush’s indictment marks the first investigation into crimes committed by Jaysh al-Islam, the Saudi-funded Islamist rebel group. 

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Working toward a Syria defined by justice, respect for human rights, and rule of law — where all Syrians live in peace.

About Us
  • Documentation

    SJAC collects documentation of human rights, humanitarian, and international criminal violations in Syria, preserving it in a specialized, secure database for use in justice and accountability processes…

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  • Analysis

    SJAC processes documentation in its database into categories based on international standards, enabling big data techniques to be used to illuminate patterns and facts regarding violations…

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  • Justice & Accountability

    SJAC provides resources, generates dialogue, conducts public consultations with Syrians, and prepares analysis to support justice and accountability efforts…

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