February 19, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein urged Syrian authorities on Thursday to release jailed activists that have been held without due process, in some cases for years, after reports of widespread torture and human rights abuses of detainees. Syrian authorities reportedly targeted ...[read more]
June 24, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Teenagers as young as 15 have been recruited to join armed groups in Syria and have been fighting in the Syrian civil war, according to a report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. According to HRW, some of these teenagers even become suicide bombers. The report claims that Islamist ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic on Wednesday urged the international community to respond to recent and reoccurring crimes against humanity perpetrated by both government and non-government entities during the ongoing Syrian Civil War. The ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Morse Tan of Northern Illinois College of Law argues that the atrocities in Syria present a complex problem in international law that must be navigated so the people of the embattled nation may be protected ... Over 100,000 people have lost their lives in atrocities ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The UN team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria reported on Thursday that it has found credible evidence that chemical weapons have been used on numerous occasions throughout the Syrian Civil War. The Mission to Investigate Allegations of Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Max Slater
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday that there is growing evidence that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during the nation's ongoing civil war. At a press conference, Pillay declared that there is " ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a 60-page multimedia report on Friday that Syrian refugee children are suffering trauma from the Syrian Civil War, which has killed over 120,000 people. The report states that many Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon are growing up in broken ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Max Slater
The Egyptian government has detained more than 1,500 Syrian refugees and has forcibly deported some refugees back to Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. The refugees were detained after trying to migrate by boat to Europe in order to escape the Syrian Civil War. In the press release, HRW ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday began a campaign for the tens of thousands of political activists that they claim are being detained in Syria for their peaceful activity. "Lost in Syria's Black Hole" tells the story of Syrian individuals who have been detained since the start of the Syrian ...[read more]
September 30, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Juzdan, Seton Hall University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of a series commenting on the Syrian civil war. Previously, Juzdan explained the nature and complexity of identifying the rebels in Syria and the implications of using the Responsibility to Protect ...[read more]

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