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

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

Inside SJAC’s Open-Source Investigative Team

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

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

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

Understanding the Search for the Missing in Formerly ISIS Controlled Syria

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.

PRESS RELEASE: New report reveals systematic disposal and destruction of human remains by the Syrian government

PRESS RELEASE: New report reveals systematic disposal and destruction of human remains by the Syrian government

Monday, Oct 31st, 2022- Washington, D.C. “The Syrian Military Intelligence and the Syrian Army’s 9th Division burned the corpses of civilians, defectors, opposition members, and other non-combatants they

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

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

PRESS RELEASE: Report Reveals New Details on Attacks Against Hospitals and Medical Personnel by Syrian Government and Russian Forces

PRESS RELEASE: Report Reveals New Details on Attacks Against Hospitals and Medical Personnel by Syrian Government and Russian Forces

Read the report here“This investigation is another example which shows the extent to which the Syrian government and its allies have pursued military strategies designed to maximize civilian harm,

Syrian Organizations Ask for a More Ambitious Missing Persons Mechanism

Syrian Organizations Ask for a More Ambitious Missing Persons Mechanism

The proposed Mechanism needs to make meaningful changes for victims of disappearance and their familiesIn late August, after months of anticipation and increasing demands from family networks and CSOs, the

Holding Minors Accountable for Serious Crimes Committed in Syria

Holding Minors Accountable for Serious Crimes Committed in Syria

Part I – Child Perpetrators in Europe This brief is the first in a two-part series which aims to answer the question of how national, regional, and international authorities (e.g.

PRESS RELEASE: The Syrian Government and its Allies Intentionally Killed and Injured Civilians Fleeing Conflict Zones

PRESS RELEASE: The Syrian Government and its Allies Intentionally Killed and Injured Civilians Fleeing Conflict Zones

“The Syrian Government used evacuation routes to deliberately attack civilians fleeing violence. Siege tactics employed by the government forced civilians to use ‘crossing points' between disputed territories to escape active