Documentation

PRESS RELEASE: The Syrian Government and its Allies Intentionally Killed and Injured Civilians Fleeing Conflict Zones

PRESS RELEASE: The Syrian Government and its Allies Intentionally Killed and Injured Civilians Fleeing Conflict Zones

“The Syrian Government used evacuation routes to deliberately attack civilians fleeing violence. Siege tactics employed by the government forced civilians to use ‘crossing points' between disputed territories to escape active

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

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,

Clashes at the Syrian-Jordanian Border Highlight Need to Address Growing Captagon Trade

Clashes at the Syrian-Jordanian Border Highlight Need to Address Growing Captagon Trade

In recent months, clashes along the Syrian-Jordanian border have become increasingly common,  a result of the growing cross-border trade of  captagon. With the recent opening of the Jaber crossing in

A Toxic Legacy - Chemical Weapons and Birth Defects in Syria

A Toxic Legacy - Chemical Weapons and Birth Defects in Syria

Since 2012, chemical weapon attacks by the Assad government have killed and injured thousands of Syrians. Such attacks are not only deadly but also psychologically terrorizing for victims. However, emerging

Perpetrators’ documentation as sources for casualty recording

Perpetrators’ documentation as sources for casualty recording

[Previously published on Every Casualty on October 20, 2021] This article is based on the presentation given by Roger Lu Phillips at a webinar on casualty recording in Syria, on

Spike in “Honor Killings” Fuels Protests for Accountability in Northeast Syria

Spike in “Honor Killings” Fuels Protests for Accountability in Northeast Syria

Two recent honor killings in Syria’s northeast have ignited public outrage and started a debate about how these murders should be prosecuted in the community. It is nearly impossible

“We Are Not Like We Used to Be”:  Syrian Responses to Documentation, Truth, and Reconciliation

“We Are Not Like We Used to Be”: Syrian Responses to Documentation, Truth, and Reconciliation

The process of post-conflict reconciliation is understood to go hand-in-hand with truth-seeking and remembrance of human rights abuses, in the hope that they will not be repeated. In Syria, however,