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Seeking justice for the ongoing grave human rights abuses in Syria has proven largely elusive. Now the shield of impunity is beginning to crack. Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, and France are in the process of investigating some…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Refugee Crisis and Universal Jurisdiction Cases in Europe

What’s the basis for European courts to try atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq? What is universal jurisdiction? Does universal jurisdiction mean that every country can investigate any grave international crime committed in Syria and Iraq? What…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Jordan Urged to Arrest Saddam Hussein Aide Accused of Genocide

An Iraqi leader accused of genocide, mass murder, and torture was released today by the Austrian government. The move was quickly criticized by Human Rights Watch. Earlier today, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the vice-chairman of Iraq's Revolutionary Command…
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Saddam Hussein Aide Accused of Genocide, Murder and Torture

A senior Iraqi leader accused of genocide, mass murder, and torture should be prosecuted by Austrian authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. Earlier this week, Vienna city councillor Peter Pilz filed a complaint against Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the vice…