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Syria War Crimes

A Defector Smuggled Evidence Of Mass Atrocities Out Of Syria. Here Are The Victims’ Stories.

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.16.2015 | World

Bloodied and bruised. Emaciated and mutilated. When a military defector code-named "Caesar" smuggled more than 50,000 graphic images out of Syria las...

Syria's Douma Market Bloodshed: Saying 'We Told You So' Is No Comfort

Neil Sammonds | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Neil Sammonds

Sunday's airstrikes on a busy market near Damascus were devastating but not in the least surprising. Until we see movement in these areas, Amnesty International and others will continue to document such horrific war crimes -- and it gives no comfort at all to say, "We told you so."

How Will Syria's Assad Be Held Accountable For Crimes Against Humanity?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with David Crane, a Syracuse Uni...

UN: Exponential Rise In War Crimes In Syria

AP | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators said Friday they are considering publishing their secret list of alleged war criminals in Syria to press fo...

Our Fight Against ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

The solution to end this insane violence is not to circulate gruesome imagery of beheadings and violence. We must return to the human element that all these brave journalists so passionately tried to shed light on.

Syria Exhibit at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

If "Never Again" means that the world will mobilize to stop mass atrocities -- genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -- then the integration of an exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum showing ongoing crimes in Syria that rise to that level belies our commitment to such a slogan.

UN Panel: Syrian Govt. 'Likely' Used Chemical Weapons On Civilians In April

AP | DIAA HADID and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while ne...

If It Looks Like A War Crime And Feels Like A War Crime, Is It A War Crime?

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the militant group Hamas this month of committing a "double war crime" for targeting Israeli civilia...

While Syria Burns

Donna McKay | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Donna McKay

More than three years after peaceful protests were met with deadly force by security forces and the situation devolved into a civil war, the suffering of Syrians across the political spectrum has been prolonged because politics trumped peace and security, impunity prevailed over justice, and a system of international governance and its leadership failed.

Russia, China Veto Move To Refer Syria To ICC

Posted 05.22.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Cour...

Amnesty: Syrian Forces Using Starvation As Weapon

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT, March 10 (Reuters) - Amnesty International accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a sieg...

Report Details Syria's 'Industrial' Killing In Holocaust-Like Conditions

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A Syrian military police photographer has supplied "clear evidence" showing the syste...

Experts Call For Syria War Crimes Court

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM -- A group of international war crimes experts is calling for the creation of a special tribunal in the Syrian capital to try any top-rankin...

UN Report Concludes Both Syria And Rebels Committed War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.N. rights investigators have established that Syrian government forces were almost ...

UN: Syrian War Crimes Worsen In Territory Battles

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

(Adds detail from report) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators said on Wedn...

Analysis: Savagery Thwarts Any Hope Of Syrian Reconciliation

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, May 14 (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers slowly stab a man to death, puncturing his back dozens of times. A rebel c...

U.S. Ambassador: No Evidence Syria Using Chemical Weapons

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to Syria said Wednesday the Obama administration has no evidence to support President Bashar Assad's claims tha...

UN Identifies Syrian War Crimes Suspects

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - United Nations investigators said on Monday that Syrian leaders they had...

HORROR: Video Reportedly Shows Syrian Rebel Executing Prisoners (GRAPHIC)

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New footage posted on the Internet appears to have been filmed by a Syrian rebel who points the camera al...

Syrian Rebels Using Child Fighters: Human Rights Watch

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have sent children into combat and used boys as young as 14...

Renowned War Crimes Prosecutor Tapped For Syria Probe

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Friday named renowned former U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte to its independent panel pr...

More Time For War Crimes Investigation In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

GENEVA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights council on Friday extended the mandate of its investigation into war cri...

U.N. Draws Up List Of Syrian War Crimes Suspects

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

* Investigators update secret list of alleged perpetrators * Welcomes calls for Security Council to refer Syria to ICC *...

U.N. Slams Syrian Government Forces, Militias Over War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and allied shabbiha militia have committed wa...

WATCH: Amnesty Accuses Syria Of War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

By Tim Castle and Tessa Unsworth LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organised attacks on to...