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SJAC's Essential Summer Reading List

SJAC's Essential Summer Reading List

Staff picks for understanding current issues in the Syrian conflict

PRESS RELEASE: New Investigation Shows Syrian and Russian governments responsible for 58 double-tap airstrikes on civilian and humanitarian targets in Syria

PRESS RELEASE: New Investigation Shows Syrian and Russian governments responsible for 58 double-tap airstrikes on civilian and humanitarian targets in Syria

Read the Report HereA new report published today by the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) explores the targeting of civilians and first responders through “double tap” airstrikes, designed to

Expanding Syria Sanctions: The Case Against Abu Amsha

Expanding Syria Sanctions: The Case Against Abu Amsha

SJAC has consistently called on international policymakers to pursue targeted sanctions as a means of curtailing specific actors involved in the Syrian conflict. In an effort to continue targeting human

Supporting Survivors Through Ethical Documentation

Supporting Survivors Through Ethical Documentation

In recognition of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, SJAC is sharing some best practices for ensuring that survivors of torture, in Syria and around the globe,

The case against Russia’s Wagner Group and what it means for Syria

The case against Russia’s Wagner Group and what it means for Syria

Human rights groups have filed a case at the European Court for Human Rights (ECtHR) against the Russian Wagner Group for violations in Syria. But Russia has already expressed its

Outsourcing Responsibility: 
Why the UK’s Controversial Rwanda Scheme Undermines International Law

Outsourcing Responsibility: Why the UK’s Controversial Rwanda Scheme Undermines International Law

Introduction Under the Nationality and Borders Act introduced in April 2022, the British government plans to transfer asylum seekers who arrived to the UK by “irregular routes” to “a safe

The U.S. Coalition's Work in NE Syria is Far from complete

The U.S. Coalition's Work in NE Syria is Far from complete

Consternation with America’s unending wars on terrorism is understandable given the pliability of the mandate assumed post-911 and the expansive use of the authorities granted by Congress in a

FAQs: Universal Jurisdiction - Part II

FAQs: Universal Jurisdiction - Part II

In April, SJAC published a series of eight questions sent to us by Syrians who wanted to learn more about how to file criminal complaints against Syrian perpetrators of serious

Syrian Organizations Reiterate Support for a Missing Persons Mechanism

Syrian Organizations Reiterate Support for a Missing Persons Mechanism

The undersigned organizations, representing a diverse collection of Syrian civil society, want to reiterate our unified support for an independent, international, inclusive missing persons mechanism, in line with prior requests

The Legality of Israeli Airstrikes in Syria

The Legality of Israeli Airstrikes in Syria

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, Israel has regularly conducted airstrikes on Syrian government troops, Iran-backed forces, and Hezbollah fighters. The increased frequency and locations around Syria at which