Reparations to Victims of Torture

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7. January 2019.

Lawyers say they are trying to locate witnesses, and potential suspects, among the thousands of Syrians who have sought refuge in the Netherlands since the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began in 2011. Lawyers in the Netherlands are discussing how to bring cases before Dutch courts seeking damages on behalf of a number of Syrian citizens for pain and suffering caused during the Syrian war, the latest European bid to bring a measure of justice to a conflict that has killed an estimated 500,000 people.