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French court sentences Bashar al-Assad's uncle for embezzlement
Rifaat al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad's uncle, on Wednesday was sentenced to four years in prison by a Paris court for embezzling Syrian state funds to buy millions of dollars worth of property throughout France and the United Kingdom.Rifaat has lived (More)
Unexplored Connections: The Crimes of Saddam Hussein and Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Nullum crimen sine poena,  "No crime without a punishment." - Nuremberg Tribunal, Final Judgment, 1946 Whether formally codified or merely personal, memory must always lie at the heart of justice. Today, however, almost no one remembers the myriad (More)
EU top court affirms asset freeze of Bashar al-Assad's cousin
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday affirmed a decision to freeze assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousin, Rami Makhlouf.The ECJ referred to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1836 of 12 October 2015 that amended Decision 20 (More)
OPCW concludes chemical weapons 'likely used' in Syria
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released a report on Tuesday concluding that chemical weapons were "likely used" during the February attacks in Syria.According to the report, the OPCW found chlorine gas in two c (More)
Where Will It End?
"JURIST Guest Columnist Louis René Beres of Purdue University, discusses the War in Syria and the potential escalation of future global conflicts ...     "Where will it end? When will it all be lulled back into sleep, and cease, the bloody hatred, th (More)
Allied Strikes in Syria, Russia, and International Law
JURIST Guest Columnist Louis René Beres of Purdue University, discusses the recent US bombing in Syria... Nullum crimen sine poena, "No crime without a punishment." (Ancient principle of law reaffirmed at the Nuremberg Trials) For the most part, a m (More)
UN Commission of Inquiry expresses grave concern over chemical weapons in Syria
The UNs Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic said Friday they are "gravely concerned" over the use of chemical weapons in Syria.The commission condemned the use of chemical weapons and noted that they have 34 documented incidents of (More)
Russia vetoes UN Security Council investigation into Syria chemical weapons attacks
Russia on Tuesday vetoed the UN Security Council's resolution to extend the UN Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) investigation into the Syria chemical-weapons attack.In February Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that t (More)
UN rights chief: Syria civilians must be protected from airstrikes
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein , on Friday urged warring parties in Syria to take any steps necessary in protecting the civilian population during armed conflict. Many innocent civilians have already been second-han (More)
House passes bill to impose sanctions on Assad supporters
The US House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to impose sanctions on supporters of Syria's Assad regime. Bill 1677 , also known as Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, is hoped to encourage negotiations to end violence and promote the pro (More)
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