Center for Middle East Studies
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.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
December 16, 2015: If the Dead Could Speak: Mass Deaths and Torture in Syria's Detention Facilities
November 8, 2015: "When I Picture My Future, I See Nothing": Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey
September 21, 2015: "As Though We Are Not Human Beings" Police Brutality against Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Macedonia
June 19, 2015: The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: Why People Flee, What the EU Should Do
March 22, 2015: "He Didn't Have to Die" Indiscriminate Attacks by Opposition Groups in Syria
August 7, 2015: Not Welcome: Jordan's Treatment of Palestinians Escaping Syria
July 2, 2014: "We Are Still Here" Women on the Front Lines of Syria's Conflict
June 22, 2014: "Maybe We Live and Maybe We Die" Recruitment and Use of Children by Armed Groups in Syria
June 19, 2014: Under Kurdish Rule: Abuses in PYD-run Enclaves of Syria
April 28, 2014: Containment Plan: Bulgaria’s Pushbacks and Detention of Syrian and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants
March 24, 2014: Syria: Unlawful AIr Attacks Terrorize Aleppo
February 18, 2014: Syria: New Deadly Cluster Munitions Attacks
January 30, 2014: "Razed to the Ground: Syria's Unlawful Neighborhood Demolitions in 2012-2013"
September 13, 2013: "'No One's Left': Summary Executions by Syrian Forces in al-Bayda and Baniyas."
September 10, 2013: "Attacks on Ghouta: Analysis of Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria."
June 5, 2013: "Safe No More: Students and Schools under Attack in Syria"
April 10, 2013: "Death from the Skies: Deliberate and Indiscriminate Air Strikes on Civilians"
July 3, 2012: "Torture Archipelago: Arbitrary Arrests, Torture and Enforced Disappearances in Syria's Underground Prisons since March 2011"
May 2, 2012: "They Burned My Heart': War Crimes in Northern Idlib during Peace Plan Negotiations"
April 9, 2012: "In Cold Blood: Summary Executions by Syrian Security Forces and Pro-Government Militias"
December 15, 2011: "'By All Means Necessary!': Individual and Command Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Syria"
November 11, 2011: "We Live as in War': Crackdown on Protesters in the Government in the Governorate of Homs"
March 23, 2016: Jordan: Living on the Margins - Syrian refugees in Jordan struggle to access health care
February 3, 2016: Syrian Refugee Crisis in Numbers
February 2, 2016: Lebanon: Refugee Women from Syria Face Heightened Risk of Exploitation and Sexual Harassment
January 8, 2016: In Madaya You See Walking Skeletons: Accounts of Life Under Siege in Syria, Jan. 8, 2016
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
July 2014: Denied Refuge: Palestinians from Syria Seeking Safety in Lebanon
May 21,2014: Agonizing Choices: Syrian Refugees in Need of Health Care in Lebanon
April 29, 2014: Greece: Refugees Pushed Back at Europe's Border
March 10, 2014: Squeezing the Life Out of Yarmouk: War Crimes Against Besieged Civilians
December 19, 2013: Rule of Fear: ISIS Abuses in Detention in Northern Syria
December 13, 2013: An International Failure: The Syrian Refugee Crisis
October 30, 2013: Growing Restrictions, Tough Conditions: The Plight of Those Fleeing Syria to Jordan
October 17, 2013: 'We Cannot Live Here Any More:' Refugees from Syria in Egypt
July 26, 2013: Syria: Civilians in al-Baydah and Banias exposed to summary executions
May 3, 2013: Syria: Shooting the messenger: Journalists targeted by all sides in Syria
April 25. 2013: Turkey: National authorities and the international community must act in partnership to meet the needs of Syrian refugees
March 14, 2013: Syria: Government bombs rain on civilians
March 14, 2013: Syria: Summary killings and other abuses by armed opposition groups
September 19, 2012: Syria: Indiscriminate attacks terrorize and displace civilians
October 3, 2011: Syria: The long reach of the Mukhabaraat: Violence and harassment against Syrians abroad and their relatives back home
August 31, 2011: Syria: Deadly detention: Deaths in custody amid popular protest in Syria
July 6, 2011: Syria: Crackdown in Syria: Terror in Tell Kalakh
INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (UN)
February 22, 2016: Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
February 8, 2016: Thematic Report: "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Deaths in Detention in the Syrian Arab Republic"
February 5, 2015: 9th Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria
September 16, 2014: Selected testimonies from victims of the Syrian conflict
December 19, 2013: "Without a trace: enforced disappearances in Syria"
September 13, 2013: Conference Paper-Assault on Medical Care in Syria
September 11, 2013: 6th Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria
June 4, 2013: 5th Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria
February 5, 2013: 4th Report of Commission of Inquiry on Syria
August 15, 2012: 3rd Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
February 22, 2012: 2nd Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
November 23, 2011: 1st Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
April 14, 2014: Open Wounds: Torture and Ill-treatment in the Syrian Arab Republic
March 2014: UNICEF: Under Siege: The Devastating Impact on Children of Three Years of Conflict in Syria
February 2014: Mapping the Conflict in Aleppo, Syria
January 31, 2014: "A Year in Review: UNHCR Syria 2013"
January 20, 2014: A Report into the Credibility of Certain Evidence with Regard to Torture and Execution of Persons Incarcerated by the Current Syrian Regime