Europeans want war crimes probe of Houla massacre

GENEVA (AP) - European diplomats were pressing Friday for the U.N.'s top human rights body to propose a war crimes probe into last week's killing of over 100 civilians in Syria, a move that would be fiercely resisted by Russia but also is viewed with misgivings by Full version (available...

Syrian Massacres and the Rule of Law

If human rights are to be protected, and the rule of law to prevail, the days of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime are numbered. Until then, the massacres will continue. On May 25 th , the Syrian government murdered over 100 people, the majority women and children, in Houla. Tanks...

Women shut out of Syria's opposition leadership

DOHA Qatar (AP) - The leadership of Syria's main opposition group in exile is an all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the decision-making group of 41 members. Some of the female delegates at the Syrian National Council conference in the Qatari capital of Doha rushed...

Can Syria’s Rebels Restore the Rule of Law?

Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime. On a positive note, the new system relies upon an impartial judiciary...