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Center for Middle East Studies


Center for Middle East Studies

Human Rights Reports on the Syrian Conflict

Welcome to the Center for Middle East Studies' Syria resources page, where you will find the latest human rights reports on the Syrian conflict from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the United Nations' Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.





December 22, 2016: "United Nations resolution paves way for accountability on Syria war crimes"

December 19, 2016: "UN Security Council Aleppo resolution Long Overdue"

December 16, 2016: "Aleppo is an Alarm Bell: The Internaitonal System has Failed"

December 14, 2016: "Allow UN monitors into Aleppo as fleeing civilians face fresh shelling"

December 13, 2016: "Reports of execution-style killings in Aleppo point to war crimes"

December 1, 2016: "UN: Inaction on Syria is Not an Option"

November 28, 2016: "Civilians in eastern Aleppo city fear revenge attacks"

November 23, 2016: "UN Must Intensify Scrutiny of Russia's Role in Syria"

November 4, 2016: "Fears of civilian carnage in Aleppo amid threat of impending assault on city"

October 31, 2016: "Armed opposition groups must end unlawful attacks in western Aleppo"

October 26, 2016: "USA must come clean about civilian deaths caused by Coalition airstrikes in Syria"

October 20, 2016: "UN must act to end onslaught aimed at purging civilians from eastern Aleppo"

September 29, 2016: "Global inaction is enabling the brutal destruction of Aleppo"

September 20, 2016: "'Horrific' attack on UN aid convoy is a flagrant violation of international law"

September 15, 2016: "Syria-Jordan border: 75,000 refugees trapped in desert no man's land in dire conditions"

August 22, 2016: "After escaping war, what awaits Syrian children in Europe?"

August 18, 2016: "Harrowing accounts of torture, inhuman conditions and mass deaths in Syria's prisons"

August 14, 2016: "Syria: 10-year-old girl to receive urgent surgery following evacuation from besieged Madaya"

July 29, 2016: "Fatal airstrike on maternity hospital a potential war crime"

July 28, 2016: "Safe passage for civilians will not avert humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo city"

July 20, 2016: "Video showing beheading of boy further evidence of abuses by armed groups"

July 19, 2016: "Alarm over reports of high civilian death toll from US-led airstrikes on Manbij"

July 5, 2016: "Abductions, torture and summary killings at the hands of armed groups"

May 13, 2016: "Armed opposition groups committing war crimes in Aleppo city"

May 12, 2016: "Comprehensive humanitarian access needed after aid delivery to besieged Daraya thwarted and followed by deadly shelling"

May 3, 2016: "UN Security Council must step up pressure to end attacks on hospitals as hundreds killed in Aleppo"

April 11, 2016: "Baby Steps on the Long Road to Justice for Atrocities in Syria"

March 30, 2016: "Five Years of Crisis, Five Million Syrian Refugees"

March 18, 2016: "EU-Turkey refugee deal a historic blow to rights"

March 15, 2016: "From hope to horror: Five years of crisis in Syria"

March 3, 2016: "Syrian and Russian forces targeting hospitals as a strategy of war"

February 25, 2016: "'Shameful' plan to deport Syrian refugees back to warzone violates international law"

February 19, 2016: "Injured Syrians fleeing Aleppo onslaught among thousands denied entry to Turkey"

February 15, 2016: "Russian and Syrian forces must end deliberate attacks on hospitals"

February 5, 2016: "Authorities must ensure safe passage for Syrians fleeing Aleppo attacks"


December 23, 2015: Russia's Statements on Its Attack in Syria Unmasked

December 16, 2015: Human Rights Development in the Five Years Since the "Arab Spring" Uprisings

December 7, 2015: The Arming of the Islamic State

November 5, 2015: Syria: 'Between Prison And The Grave': Enforced Disappearances In Syria

October 12, 2015: Syria: 'We Had Nowhere To Go' - Forced Displacement And Demolitions In Northern Syria

August 12, 2015: 'Left to die under siege': War crimes and human rights abuses in Eastern Ghouta

May 5, 2015: 'Death everywhere': War crimes and human rights abuses in Aleppo

March 17, 2015: Al-Raqqa under attack: Syrian air force strikes against civilians

November 7, 2014: Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

November 5, 2015: State Profits from Crimes Against Humanity as Policy of Enforced Disappearances Drives Black Market

October 7, 2015: Hungary's Violations of the Rights of Refugees

October 7, 2015: Turkey Must Protect Released Syrian Refugees

September 21, 2014: Refugees Need Safe Access to Protection (Statement to EU Summit)

September 4, 2014: Syrian Refugee Crisis in Numbers

July 6, 2015: Violations Against Refugees in Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary

June 15, 2015: The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conspiracy of Neglect

June 15, 2015: Syrian Refugees Face Increased Restrictions in Lebanon

April 21, 2015: Europe's Sinking Shame: The Failure to Save Refugees and Migrants at Sea

Feb 4, 2015: Hardship, Hope, and Resettlement: Refugees from Syria Tell Their Stories

December 5, 2015: Left Out in the Cold: Syrian Refugees Abandoned by the International Community

November 20, 2015: Struggling to Survive: Refugees from Syria in Turkey

September 30, 2015: Refugees and Migrants in Peril in Central Mediterranean

July 9, 2015: The Human Cost of Fortress Europe