Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Syria: Justice should not get lost in the quest for peace

29 January 2014 |

Jason Ralph, Professor of International Relations, writes for the Yorkshire Post about the factors preventing justice in Syria.

The article begins:

“The images of alleged torture victims in Syria have shocked the conscience of humankind. They increase the pressure on the international community to punish the perpetrators. Indeed, the International Criminal Court was created for these kinds of situations. Where a state is ‘unwilling or unable’ to prosecute, the court would step in. And yet there is no referral of the Syrian abuses. Why?”

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