The Assad Files

In a recent New Yorker piece about crimes committed by the Assad regime in Syria, Hague Institute Distinguished Fellow Stephen J. Rapp provided insights about the Commission for International Justice and Accountability. The CIJA is an independent investigative body founded in 2012, in response to the Syrian war.

“When the day of justice arrives, we’ll have much better evidence than we’ve had anywhere since Nuremberg.”

Stephen J. Rapp, former lead with the prosecution teams at the international criminal tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone

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