Six months after four members of a Kurdish family were shot and killed by Turkish-backed fighters while celebrating the Nowruz holiday in Afrin, the accused killers are still on trial. Surviving family members face constant threats and physical attacks to pressure them to drop the case or leave Afrin.
Op-Ed: Did Asma al-Assad violate national, international laws in her video call with an injured Syrian child?
Asma al-Assad’s publicized video call with an injured child exposed her and her parents to psychological and physical risks, in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Syrian law protecting children from abuse.
Extensive earthquake damage to residential buildings in Syria raises many questions about what structural and legal measures those affected should take to protect their property.
The issue of human rights is one card the Syrian opposition can play to obstruct moves towards normalization with Assad, but the end scenarios may not be in its favor, with a “piecemeal” political settlement not in accordance with Resolution 2254.
Aspiring female journalists in Idlib face enrollment restrictions at Idlib University and pushback from family members and society.
Syrian refugees in Denmark live in fear of losing their residency. While such a decision does not force them to return to Syria, Denmark's policy to hold them in return centers pushes refugees to return voluntarily, despite the high risks they face.
Described by the regime as “one of the most comprehensive,” al-Assad's latest amnesty decree again excludes political prisoners, including those forcibly disappeared by government forces and security services.