Justice Policy

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/

SJAC Again Calls on ICC Prosecutor to Investigate Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Greece Against Refugees

SJAC Again Calls on ICC Prosecutor to Investigate Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Greece Against Refugees

A full PDF of SJAC’s second submission to the International Criminal Court is available for download, here. The original submission is available here. On November 12, SJAC once again

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Military Should Implement Amends Program for Civilians Killed or Injured in Syria

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Military Should Implement Amends Program for Civilians Killed or Injured in Syria

Despite its acknowledgment of civilian losses, the U.S. military has failed to make ex gratia payments to civilians who were killed or injured during the U.S.-led battle

Interpol on Red Notice: Why Syria Should Remain outside International Law Enforcement

Interpol on Red Notice: Why Syria Should Remain outside International Law Enforcement

As the international community continues to normalize relations with the Syrian government, Syrians in the diaspora have expressed growing concerns for their safety. Yet their calls have gone largely ignored.