Supporting the Commission for International Justice and Accountability in Syria
The conflict in Syria has had a devastating effect on the country, the region and, increasingly, upon international borders. Since 2013, the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) has been working to ensure that criminal justice accountability for some perpetrators can be achieved. The work of the CIJA is innovative as it is gathering evidential material of potential war crimes and crimes against humanity not after but during an on-going violent conflict. The CIJA continues preparing new criminal case files covering both regime and opposition conduct of hostilities.
The CIJA will launch new investigations, notably into crimes committed in detention and into crimes against humanity committed by global Islamic State, designed principally for International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction.