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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

SJAC's 2023 Summer Reading List - Universal Jurisdiction

SJAC's 2023 Summer Reading List - Universal Jurisdiction

Universal Jurisdiction Under Scrutiny: A Quantitative Analysis of 250+ Syrian Cases This report by the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC), critically assesses the prosecution of crimes committed in Syria

SJAC's 2023 Summer Reading List

SJAC's 2023 Summer Reading List

SJAC’s summer publication break starts today! We will be back in September with a new series of investigations and analysis on the Syrian conflict. Until we return, enjoy a

Q&A: Syria brought to the International Court of Justice

Q&A: Syria brought to the International Court of Justice

On June 12, 2023, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a press release confirming the institution of proceedings by Canada and the Netherlands (Applicants) against Syria over claims of

The Migrant Shipwreck Before Pylos: A Syrian Perspective

The Migrant Shipwreck Before Pylos: A Syrian Perspective

On June 14, 2023, the coastal town of Pylos in Greece became a synonym for the second deadliest migrant shipwreck recorded in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was carrying roughly