Justice Policy

Holding Minors Accountable for Serious Crimes Committed in Syria

Holding Minors Accountable for Serious Crimes Committed in Syria

Part I – Child Perpetrators in Europe This brief is the first in a two-part series which aims to answer the question of how national, regional, and international authorities (e.g.

The case against Russia’s Wagner Group and what it means for Syria

The case against Russia’s Wagner Group and what it means for Syria

Human rights groups have filed a case at the European Court for Human Rights (ECtHR) against the Russian Wagner Group for violations in Syria. But Russia has already expressed its

Outsourcing Responsibility: 
Why the UK’s Controversial Rwanda Scheme Undermines International Law

Outsourcing Responsibility: Why the UK’s Controversial Rwanda Scheme Undermines International Law

Introduction Under the Nationality and Borders Act introduced in April 2022, the British government plans to transfer asylum seekers who arrived to the UK by “irregular routes” to “a safe

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

Accessing Justice: What We Can Learn from ISIS Prosecutions in the US

Accessing Justice: What We Can Learn from ISIS Prosecutions in the US

As the international community returns its gaze to the ISIS threat in Northeast Syria and the failure of judicial mechanisms to process ISIS detainees, a three-day hearing in a Virginia

Policy Brief: Managing ISIS Prisons in Syria

Policy Brief: Managing ISIS Prisons in Syria

As a week-long standoff between ISIS fighters and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) draws to a close in Hassakeh province, civilians in the region have been left to cope with

France is not a safe haven for human rights abusers – despite high court opinion

France is not a safe haven for human rights abusers – despite high court opinion

A longer version of this article first appeared in Just Security A bombshell opinion from France’s highest court has raised doubts about the ability of universal jurisdiction cases, in

What Syrians can expect from the new German government

What Syrians can expect from the new German government

With the new German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, being sworn in on Wednesday this week, Germany will be governed by a coalition of the Social Democrats (SDP), the Greens (Bündnis 90/