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  Summary “Please, bring me back to Canada. … Please, forgive me. Let me be who I am, a Canadian.” —Kimberly Polman, Canadian detained in camp for ISIS family members in Northeast Syria More than one year ago, in March 2019, local…
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The authorities in Syria should address as a priority what happened to people who disappeared in the custody of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) while the group controlled parts of Syria, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.…
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Summary The Islamic State’s (ISIS) expansion in Iraq and Syria featured horrendous public abuses. Largely unseen but equally egregious were the widespread detentions and kidnappings by the group –thousands of people snatched from their…
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A local group working to uncover mass graves in the area of northeastern Syria once controlled by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) needs international support and technical assistance to preserve evidence of possible crimes and identify the remains…
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“We Are Still Here” Women on the Front Lines of Syria’s Conflict Map of Syria Introduction Background: Women in Syria’s Conflict “You Feel You Will Never Be Free Again”: …
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Still at Risk: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard Against Torture Table of Cases Executive Summary The Legal Prohibition against Returns to Risk of Torture and Ill-Treatment International Law.. U.N. Convention against Torture International Covenant on…
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"Empty Promises:" Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture TABLE OF CASES INTRODUCTION... DIPLOMATIC ASSURANCES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM... U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture U.N. Human Rights Committee U.N. Committee against Torture U…