To mark the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian conflict, the ICRC Library is publishing a special issue of the IHL bibliography covering 10 years of international humanitarian law scholarship on the conflict. Unsurprisingly, the issue of accountability for violations of IHL features heavily in these publications. The diversity of issues covered, from foreign fighters to chemical weapons and cultural heritage, gives us a somewhat clinical picture of the Syrian tragedy. For an overview of the effects of the conflict on the Syrian people, we invite you to read the ICRC’s recently released report, A Decade of Loss: Syria’s Youth after 10 years of crisis, as well as an earlier report entitled I saw my city die” : voices from the front lines of urban conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Our audiovisual archives portal also documents the ICRC’s work in Syria and the devastation brought by the conflict.

IHL Bibliography 2021 – special issue on the Syrian conflict