Investigations & Case Building

Inside SJAC’s Open-Source Investigative Team

Inside SJAC’s Open-Source Investigative Team

Over the past ten years, SJAC has used its open-source database software ‘Bayanat’ to compile nearly two million videos, interviews, and documents related to the Syrian conflict. All of this

PRESS RELEASE: New report reveals systematic disposal and destruction of human remains by the Syrian government

PRESS RELEASE: New report reveals systematic disposal and destruction of human remains by the Syrian government

Monday, Oct 31st, 2022- Washington, D.C. “The Syrian Military Intelligence and the Syrian Army’s 9th Division burned the corpses of civilians, defectors, opposition members, and other non-combatants they

PRESS RELEASE: Report Reveals New Details on Attacks Against Hospitals and Medical Personnel by Syrian Government and Russian Forces

PRESS RELEASE: Report Reveals New Details on Attacks Against Hospitals and Medical Personnel by Syrian Government and Russian Forces

Read the report here“This investigation is another example which shows the extent to which the Syrian government and its allies have pursued military strategies designed to maximize civilian harm,

Slumping Turkish Currency Highlights Turkey’s Obligations in its Occupied Territories in Syria

Slumping Turkish Currency Highlights Turkey’s Obligations in its Occupied Territories in Syria

In Northwest Syria, which in recent years adopted the rapidly depreciating Turkish lira, prices of basic commodities such as rice and tea have nearly doubled. Daily wages are now so

­Determining the Perpetrators: The first step in a realistic plan for accountability in Syria

­Determining the Perpetrators: The first step in a realistic plan for accountability in Syria

International power dynamics have created significant challenges in identifying a viable model for transitional justice in Syria. Regardless of the model chosen by the Syrian people, it will face the

Juvenile Justice and Victim Participation in trials of Foreign ISIS Members

Juvenile Justice and Victim Participation in trials of Foreign ISIS Members

Two recent cases in Germany raise the question of how to balance the rights of juvenile defendants with the rights of victims to participate in proceedings. The Higher Regional Court

Time to Focus on the Victims – on EU Day against Impunity

Time to Focus on the Victims – on EU Day against Impunity

Trials concerning crimes against humanity, such as the one currently taking place in Koblenz, show that victims of core international crimes often do not know enough about their rights relating

Al Jazeera English - Could Syria's 'prosecutor without a tribunal' work?

James Reinl examines the new International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) tasked with collecting and preserving evidence of atrocities in Syria that can build cases against perpetrators for referral to