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A review of Universal Jurisdiction for Syria in 2023

A review of Universal Jurisdiction for Syria in 2023

Even before SJAC began monitoring the daily proceedings of key Syrian trials, it has comprehensively surveyed the justice landscape to compile the most complete set of data on Universal Jurisdiction

2023 Updates to SJAC’s Bayanat Database

2023 Updates to SJAC’s Bayanat Database

In 2023, SJAC’s relational database Bayanat, underwent a series of transformative updates, improving security, efficiency, and user experience. This article looks at some of the most important changes to

Forgotten in Transitional Justice: Syrians with Disabilities

Forgotten in Transitional Justice: Syrians with Disabilities

Over 30 percent of the Syrian population is disabled—a number far above the global average of 15 percent. Physical and mental disabilities amongst the Syrian population are in large

"Buried In Silence" Connections to the Trial of Alaa M.

"Buried In Silence" Connections to the Trial of Alaa M.

In their latest report “Buried in Silence” the Association for the Defense of the Missing and Prisoners of Sednaya (ADMSP) exposed the horrifying conditions endured by detainees in Tishreen Military

How to Document Atrocities in the Gaza War

How to Document Atrocities in the Gaza War

With the attention of the world fixed on the current Israeli siege and bombardment of Gaza, SJAC has chosen to use this space to provide resources that can assist efforts

Whose Right to a Speedy Trial?

Whose Right to a Speedy Trial?

Detention is one of the harshest measures a state can legally impose on a human being under its jurisdiction. This violation of a person’s liberty requires the highest standards

The Plight of Syrian Refugees in Sudan

The Plight of Syrian Refugees in Sudan

On April 15th 2023, following years of political and economic instability, intense clashes erupted across Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This

Recommendations to the Terms of References of the UN Independent Institution on Missing Persons in the Syrian Arab Republic

Recommendations to the Terms of References of the UN Independent Institution on Missing Persons in the Syrian Arab Republic

On June 29, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 301/77, which established the “Independent Institution for Missing Persons” and was delegated the task “to clarify the fate

Collective Reparations for Victims of ISIS

Collective Reparations for Victims of ISIS

This blog was originally published in Just Security. Last year Lafarge, a French cement company, agreed to pay the U.S. government a $687 million forfeiture for providing material support

Arrest of a suspected member of a Syrian Government militia on strong suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Washington, DC: August/3/2023 German authorities arrested a Syrian suspected of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. The arrest was based on an investigation by the