Capacity Building

PRESS RELEASE: First Forensic Training for Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team

PRESS RELEASE: First Forensic Training for Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team

This week, the Raqqa-based First Responders Team re-launched as the Syrian Missing Persons and Forensic Team (SMFT), following a week-long training in Erbil with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF)

ISIS and Cycles of Violence: Attaining Security by Protecting Rights in Syria and Iraq

ISIS and Cycles of Violence: Attaining Security by Protecting Rights in Syria and Iraq

The continued failure to obtain justice in the Syrian conflict is contributing to cyclical violence beyond the country’s borders in neighboring Iraq. Both the January 21 suicide bombings in

A New Constitution is Not the Solution for Syria

A New Constitution is Not the Solution for Syria

The leaders of Germany, Russia, Turkey and France participate in a press conference in November, where they endorsed the prompt creation of a constitutional committee. Source: the KremlinIn late November,

Three Lessons for the UN Security Council on the Ghouta Ceasefire

UN Security Council Meeting, Photo credit Wikipedia It is now clear that the ceasefire passed by the UN Security Council (UNSC) on February 24th has failed to put an end

At the UN, governments and civil society meet to build a foundation for justice in Syria

IIIM Head Catherine Marchi-Uhel speaks to attendees at a UN panel to discuss support for the Mechanism | Photo from UN Web TV On September 21, proponents of the International, Impartial,

New York Times - High-Ranking Syrian Officials Could Face Reckoning in Landmark Spain Case

New York Times Correspondent Nick Cumming-Bruce discusses the acceptance of a criminal case in Spain’s national court against nine high-ranking Syrian security services officials accused of state terrorism related