9 December 2013 During the Israeli-Arab war of 1967, Israel captured 70% of the Syrian Golan and 130.000 of the native inhabitants were forcibly transferred. In 1981 Israel illegally annexed the occupied Golan and since that moment Israel has considered itself as “sovereign” over that territory, although the International Community considered this annexation void and null…

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3 December 2013 The Occupied Syrian Golan is a rich volcanic plateau with extremely fertile soil. The region is home to a huge variety of valuable natural resources, making it an ideal location for settlements and settlement industries. Since the occupation began, the Israeli authorities have aimed to implement policies which control the valuable resources in the…

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From peaceful demonstrations to armed conflict: considering humanitarian intervention in the Case of Syria   The current conflict in Syria has developed from an excessively violent suppression of civilian protestors by Syrian State forces into an allout Civil War. Beginning in March 2011, the conflict has troubled the conscience of the international community. The Arab…

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Al-Marsad is currently drafting a discussion regarding the merits of a referral for Syria before the ICC, pursuant to Articles 13 and 15 of the Rome Statute, to demand international criminal accountability for crimes against humanity committed by both…

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