Widening the Search for the Missing Victims of ISIS: Idlib and Aleppo

SJAC has recently expanded the geographic scope of its missing persons program to include formerly ISIS-controlled areas of Idlib and Aleppo governorates. Although SJAC has previously documented cases of forced disappearance at the hands of

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Inside the Alaa M. Trial #23: The feeling of losing everything

Higher Regional Court – Frankfurt, Germany Trial Monitoring Summary #23 Hearing Dates: October 10, 11 & 13, 2022 SJAC’s 23rd trial monitoring report details days 35, 36 & 37 of the trial of Alaa M.

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Inside SJAC’s Open-Source Investigative Team

Over the past ten years, SJAC has used its open-source database software ‘Bayanat’ to compile nearly two million videos, interviews, and documents related to the Syrian conflict. All of this evidence undergoes a systematic labeling

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Germany and the Netherlands Must Improve Psychosocial Support for Survivors in Criminal Trials

The Koblenz Trial – the first major trial against a Syrian government affiliate – took place in Germany from 2020 until 2022. Throughout the proceedings, witnesses and survivors talked in detail about sensitive topics, including their experiences

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Understanding the Search for the Missing in Formerly ISIS Controlled Syria

Over the last five years, since ISIS started to lose territorial control within Syria, families and local authorities have been searching for those who went missing during ISIS’s rule. The history of these varied

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Leave No Traces: The Burning and Disposal of Human Remains by the Syrian Government

The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre’s (SJAC’s) newest research not only reveals further evidence of summary executions, but new information on the systematic disposal and destruction of human remains by the Syrian government,

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Inside the Alaa M. Trial #22: Nothing goes as planned

Higher Regional Court – Frankfurt, Germany Trial Monitoring Summary #22 Hearing Dates: September 27 & 29, 2022 SJAC’s 22nd trial monitoring report details days 33 & 34 of the trial of Alaa M. in Frankfurt,

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Life After ISIS: Prospects for Reconciliation in Formerly ISIS-Controlled Syria

Three years after the territorial defeat of ISIS, areas of northern Syria formerly controlled by the group are still struggling to grapple with its legacy. Entire families remain detained without charge in detention camps including

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