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Imagining Justice for Syria

Beth Van Schaack


This book situates the war in Syria within the actual and imagined system of international criminal justice. It explores the legal impediments and diplomatic challenges that have led to the fatal trinity that is Syria: the massive commission of international crimes that are subject to detailed investigations and documentation but whose perpetrators have enjoyed virtually complete impunity. The book tracks a number of accountability solutions to this tragic state of affairs that are being explored within multilateral gatherings, by states, and by civil society actors, including innovations of i ... More

Keywords: Syria, justice and accountability, international criminal law, transitional justice, human rights, international humanitarian law, law of war, armed conflict, war crimes, crimes against humanity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190055967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190055967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beth Van Schaack, author
Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights, Stanford Law School