Tag Archives: Syria

#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Syrian ruins at risk of war crimes

With the Islamic State capture of the Syrian city of Palmyra this week, the UN and EU have warned that deliberate destruction of the city’s ancient heritage would be a war crime under international law.

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Is ISIS out of the ICC’s reach?

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world with its barbarity, but could the perpetrators of such heinous crimes be held accountable?

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – ‘Limited prospects’ for ICC probe into ISIS leaders

The ICC will not open a preliminary examination into alleged crimes of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for the time being due to a lack of jurisdiction over its leadership, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement this … Continue reading

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Is a special tribunal Syria’s best chance for justice?

With an effort to refer Syria to the ICC prosecutor scuttled by vetoes last year, a UN commission of inquiry is calling for a special tribunal to investigate and prosecute alleged atrocities in the now four-year-old conflict.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Will there be justice for Syria?

A UN commission of inquiry has called for the establishment of a special tribunal to prosecute perpetrators of grave crimes in the Syrian conflict, which has left over 220,000 dead in four years.

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