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Since 2017, the Heinrich Böll Foundation has been supporting the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) with more than 50 survivors of Syria's human rights crimes, "to counter the violence in Syria with the language of law".

The International Arrest Warrant for the Head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Service in June 2018 is a first great success for our project partners and an important sign that human rights crimes are not without consequences for the perpetrators.

Can there be peace without justice in Syria? - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Egypt currently counts more than 60.000 political prisoners. Activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is amongst the most prominent ones and has been in and out of jail since 2011. On 20th December 2021 he was charged with “disseminating false news undermining national security” and sentenced for another 5 years in prison.

Cover of the publication "Dual Pressures on Iran"

Dual Pressures on Iran

The present study by David Jalilvand examines in view of the pandemic, whether the population and, above all, marginalized groups are affected by the precarious medical care in Iran and whether the sanctions are possibly failing to achieve their goal.
Titelbild - The World Nuclear Waste Report 2019

The World Nuclear Waste Report

The final disposal of nuclear waste poses major challenges to governments worldwide. No country has a final disposal site for nuclear waste in operation yet. The World Nuclear Waste Report focuses on Europe and presents the latest facts and figures on nuclear waste and its challenges.
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