ICC Juridical mandate on war crimes committed in Syria

To the Office of The Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court,

We, the undersigned Syrian NGOs and victim groups, express our full support to the Article 15 Communication submitted by the Guernica Centre for International Justice with regards to the jurisdiction of the ICC over the hideous crimes committed against the Syria civilian population.

For the last 8 years, Syrians have lost so much. They have been tortured and killed. They have been forcibly displaced. They have been targeted. All of that happened and continues to happen with absolute impunity to the perpetrators.

Ruling for the ICC jurisdiction mandate to include those crimes is a crucial step towards justice in Syria. The ICC has the mandate to investigate such crimes, and it needs to fulfil this mandate.

In an increasingly gloomy situation, this comes as a spark of hope.

We look forward to receiving positive news for Justice in syria soon as we renew our readiness to share evidences Syrians risked their lives to document and protect over the years; if it would mean that justice will be served.

Sincerely,

 

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Signatories:

1. Alkawakibi Organization For Human Rights

2. Association of Detainees & Missing in Seydnaya Prison

3. Badael

4. Barchava Organisation

5. Basamat for Development

6. Baytna Syria

7. Caesar Families Association

8. Center for Civil Society and Democracy

9. Civil Waves

10. Dawlaty

11. Families for Freedom

12. Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights

13. Freie Deutsch Syrische Gesellschaft e.V in Hamburg

14. Kawakby Center for Trasitional Justice & Human Rights

15. Kesh Malek

16. Lawyers & Doctors for Human Rights

17. Local Administration Councils Unit

18. Local Development and Small-Projects Support

19. MAF – Syrian Organisation for Human Rights

20. Mena Rights Group -Based in Geneva

21. Musawat Organisation

22. NoPhotoZone Organisation

23. Peace & Civil Society Center

24. Pro-Justice Organisation

25. Rethink Rebuild Society

26. SHAML Coalition

27. Syrian Center for Legal Studies and Researches

28. Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression

29. Syrian Emergency Task Force

30. Syrian Feminist Lobby

31. Syrian Forum

32. Syrian Lawyers

33. Syrian Lawyers

34. Syrian League for Citizenship

35. Syrian League for Human Rights and Accountability

36. Syrian Legal Development Program

37. Syrian Legal Network – Netherlands

38. Syrian Network for Human Rights

39. Syrian Women Network

40. The Day After

41. Union de Coordination des Syriens a Travers le Monde

42. Urnamu for Justice and Human Rights

43. White Helmets – Syrian Civil Defense

44. Women Now For Development (WND)