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80 feminist and human rights organisations and well-known advocates support call for sexual and gender-based violence to be tried as a crime against humanity by European courts

State-sponsored sexual and gender-based violence in Syria should be tried as a crime against humanity, 80 feminist and human rights organisations and well-known advocates said today — the day after the first criminal complaint on sexual and gender-based violence in detention facilities was filed in Germany on the 17 June 2020 by seven Syrian women

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Last Refuge or Last Hour? COVID-19 and the Humanitarian Crisis in Idlib

The humanitarian crisis in northern Syria is on the verge of becoming a COVID-19 catastrophe. A decade of conflict has left the healthcare system in ruins—and millions of displaced people in Idlib province were already suffering due to a lack of shelter and sanitation. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic posed to spread to an area

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Do or Die: COVID-19 and Imprisonment in Syria

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a dire risk to the tens of thousands of people imprisoned in Syria’s archipelago of prisons and detention facilities, many in conditions so ghastly that they constitute crimes against humanity. These facilities function as overcrowded torture chambers by design. Thousands have already died in detention due to such circumstances, and those

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