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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

Alaa M. Trial – Challenges to a Fair and Public Trial

Alaa M. Trial – Challenges to a Fair and Public Trial

The Koblenz Trial and the trial of Alaa M. in Frankfurt are the first time that Syrians are witnessing affiliates of the single largest perpetrator in the conflict, the Syrian

Chaos and False Hope after the General Amnesty Decree

Chaos and False Hope after the General Amnesty Decree

Last week, the Syrian government announced a decree awarding amnesty to all those accused of committing acts of terrorism prior to 30 April 2022. This announcement was followed by the

How  to  Get  Involved  in  SJAC’s  Missing  Persons  Program

How to Get Involved in SJAC’s Missing Persons Program

SJAC’s missing person program seeks to discover the fates of and pursue justice for those kidnapped by ISIS in Northeast Syria. SJAC is actively seeking information about those who

Investigating Mass Graves using Satellite Imagery

Investigating Mass Graves using Satellite Imagery

As part of SJAC’s most recent report on missing persons in formerly ISIS-controlled Syria, SJAC collaborated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the University

PRESS RELEASE: SJAC Exposes Web of Disappearance, Locating Over 150 ISIS Prisons

PRESS RELEASE: SJAC Exposes Web of Disappearance, Locating Over 150 ISIS Prisons

A new report published today by the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) exposes the vast web of detention facilities that ISIS used to disappear thousands of people in Northeast

Too Little Water, Too Much War: Wheat Shortages in Syria

Too Little Water, Too Much War: Wheat Shortages in Syria

Drought, the economic ramifications of a decade of war, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are a recipe for food insecurity in Syria. Syrians across the country face a worsening

FAQs: Universal Jurisdiction

FAQs: Universal Jurisdiction

For years, European prosecutors and police have contacted SJAC with requests for information about human rights violations committed in Syria, specifically with regard to victims and perpetrators residing in European

New Report: “Between Hope and Despair: A Way forward after the Koblenz Trial”

New Report: “Between Hope and Despair: A Way forward after the Koblenz Trial”

This year, the world witnessed the conclusion of the first trial of former Syrian government officials in Koblenz, Germany. Based upon its detailed trial monitoring – as well as the results