• VIDEO: Universal Jurisdiction

    As a tool to help Syrians understand the legal framework for universal jurisdiction in Europe, and to help connect victims with NGOs and prosecutors, SJAC has created a series of guides on universal judications laws in six countries. Each country guide is published both in Arabic and English, and is written for victims and witnesses, including those without any legal background.

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  • U.S. Discourages Export of Surveillance Technology to Human Rights Abusers

    Draft Guidance was issued by the Department of State regarding the export of surveillance technologies that may be used in violation of citizens’ right to privacy, including the freedom of expression. Although the Draft Guidance will not be legally binding, it could have an impact on the development of broader human rights norms.

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  • Syria’s Newest Decree: Amnesty or a Political Stunt?

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued Decree 20/2019, providing amnesty for certain crimes committed before September 14th. The current amnesty is not a sign of progress, but rather a publicity stunt by the Syrian government to prove that it is addressing international concerns regarding detainees and refugee return.

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  • Priorities for the 2019 UN General Assembly

    SJAC created a brief of what should be the priorities for UN member states regarding Syria at the 2019 UN General Assembly. The briefs include a background and recommendations for five key issues.

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  • SJAC Launches Universal Jurisdiction Guides

    A series of guides explain how Syrians can file criminal complaints in six different European countries.

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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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