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Summary In April 2019, the Syrian government and its ally, Russia, launched a major military offensive to retake Idlib governorate and surrounding areas in northwest Syria— one of the last areas controlled by anti-government armed groups. Over the…
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Summary In Syria, civilian casualties from airstrikes by the US-led military coalition fighting the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) significantly increased in March 2017. During a July mission to Tabqa and…
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Summary Since 2012, the Russian authorities have intensified a crackdown on freedom of expression, selectively casting certain kinds of criticism of the government as threats to state security and public stability and introducing significant…
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Summary All available evidence strongly suggests that on April 4, 2017, a Syrian government warplane attacked Khan Sheikhoun, a town in the northwestern governorate of Idlib, with a nerve agent, killing at least 90 people, 30 of them children. The…
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Summary Just before 7 p.m. on March 16, 2017, US aircraft attacked the Omar Ibn al-Khatab mosque near al-Jinah, a village in Aleppo province in northern Syria, where about 300 people had gathered for religious lectures and the Muslim Isha'a, or night…
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Summary Now when I think back to the war, …we were not as frightened as now. Fear of a bomb, fear of a bullet–it’s something we could live with…. But this … utter humiliation–I just cannot deal with it, I’m ashamed of myself.…
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Laws of Attrition Crackdown on Russia’s Civil Society after Putin’s Return to the Presidency Summary Recommendations To the Russian Government To Russia’s International…
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Summary It was a lovely summer day in 2010 when Louiza was walking down Putin Avenue, the main street in Grozny, chatting to a friend. The two young women wore light blouses with sleeves to the elbow and skirts a little …
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Group Denial Repression of Kurdish Political and Cultural Rights in Syria Summary Methodology and Terminology I. Background The Kurds in Syria Historic marginalization Kurdish …
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An Uncivil Approach to Civil Society Continuing State Curbs on Independent NGOs and Activists in Russia I. Summary Methodology II. Recommendations To the Russian Government To Russia’s International Partners…
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Rehabilitation Required Russia's Human Rights Obligation to Provide Evidence-based Drug Dependence Treatment I. Summary and Recommendations Methods II. Background Illicit Drug Use and Drug Policy…
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