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HRW: Sweden a leader in bringing Syrian war criminals to justice

HRW: Sweden a leader in bringing Syrian war criminals to justice

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that Sweden justice does a lot to investigate the war crimes, which were committed during Syria conflict.

The NGO Human Rights Watch in a new report noted the role of Syria and Germany in the investigating the Syrian war crimes. Many of them have been taking place continue to go unpunished, in part due to difficulties investigating them. But in Sweden and Germany, some people have been both prosecuted and sentenced for the crimes.

In Sweden and Germany, some people have been both prosecuted and sentenced for the crimes, HRW reports. These two EU countries are at the forefront in the fight against war crimes, pushing the issues despite the challenges involved, Human Rights Watch notes.

Sweden and Germany’s justice systems cooperate to punish the war criminals

Both Sweden and Germany have together received the majority of requests for residence permits from Syrians fleeing to Europe, and far from everyone knows it’s possible to report a crime that occurred in Sweden to police here in Europe. More resources and work are needed to reach refugees who may have suffered war crimes, the report warned.

Sweden and Syrian war crimes

According to the HRW report, more resources and work are needed to reach refugees who may have suffered war crimes. One of the international experts, Maria Elena Vignoli, is highly appreciating the cooperation of legal systems of Germany and Sweden,

“Both countries have both experience, strong laws and legal systems, and well-functioning units who work with work crimes,”

she explained.