| Feb 8, 2023
Update Support Human Rights Activists in Syria #4
We appreciate your continued support of SJAC’s work to train and support documentation activists in Syria.
We recently published a new Arabic course on “International Criminal Tribunals,” which presents various avenues available for prosecuting individuals who have committed violations against international law, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The training provides models for different types of international criminal courts, with examples from Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and Cambodia. The course aims to inform activists what future justice mechanisms may be available to Syrians, allowing them to better focus their documentation and case-building efforts. In addition to a factsheet, the course includes an in-depth video and quiz developed by SJAC.
Following a highly successful Zoom training in December on genocide crimes, SJAC began developing a comprehensive course on how to document evidence of genocide. The training will focus on what actions constitutes a genocide crime and what evidence needs to be documented to later prove a genocide occurred. SJAC is currently developing this course and expects to publish it by mid-2023.
Additionally, SJAC is building a new training platform which will launch later this year. The platform will offer an improved user experience and an expanded set of topics. Under the current platform, standalone courses are grouped under themes, which makes the learning process flexible but less cohesive. The updated learning platform will reorganize courses so that lessons build on concepts provided throughout the course. At the end of the course, users will have the option to take a final quiz and earn a certificate of completion.
Thank you for supporting this project as we work to expand the training resources available for Syrian activists.