France’s international arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad for complicity in crimes against humanity marks a historic first. What does it mean in practice, and what are its implications for seemingly unstoppable regional normalization?
Despite harsh penalties and community efforts to combat so-called “honor killings” in northeastern Syria, women continue to be murdered. How can potential victims be protected, before it is too late?
The Netherlands and Canada are taking Syria to the top UN court for the systemic use of torture, while a General Assembly vote is expected this month on the establishment of a mechanism to clarify the fate of Syria’s disappeared.
Op-Ed: Incomplete disappearance and impossible justice: ‘I still speak about him in the present tense’
Enforced disappearance is among the most widespread and devastating crimes in Syria. But the lived reality for the loved ones of the missing is more complicated than the strict definition of the term, writes Noura Ghazi.
French multinational company Lafarge to face charges of complicity in crimes against humanity: A crack in corporate impunity?
The French multinational Lafarge faces charges of complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria. What could the unprecedented case mean for corporate impunity?
Until justice is achieved, Syrian women continue their battle through documentation, says Mashaan, as it takes on legal significance “in accountability, and human significance in preserving memory.”
France is the second European country requested to investigate and prosecute those responsible for chemical attacks carried out by the Assad regime against the Syrian people in 2013.