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10 10, 2023
  • Torture survivors, activists and family members of some of Syria’s thousands of forcibly disappeared people rallied outside the Peace Palace in The Hague on Tuesday morning as the International Court of Justice heard oral arguments by Canada and the Netherlands in a landmark case against Syria for state-sponsored torture, 10/10/2023 (Caesar Families Association/Yasmin Mashaan)

Damascus absent as landmark torture case begins at World Court

By Mateo Nelson|2023-10-10T23:13:15+02:00October 10, 2023|

A landmark torture case brought against Syria by Canada and the Netherlands began at the UN’s highest court on Tuesday—with Damascus absent. While it is not a criminal case, torture survivors and family members of Syria’s disappeared say it marks another milestone in their long, slow fight for accountability.

5 07, 2023

After the earthquake, a wave of gender-based violence in Syria

By Alicia Medina|2023-07-06T21:01:07+02:00July 5, 2023|

Civil society groups and humanitarian workers documented a rise in cases of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and domestic violence in shelters following the February 6 earthquake that killed and displaced tens of thousands in Turkey and Syria. Did the emergency response include enough protections for women and girls?

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