Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Transitional Justice for the Victims of ISIS in Syria

This paper aims to assist the region’s local authorities, and their key foreign backers, in understanding how transitional justice can provide alternative avenues for holding local ISIS members to account while contributing to the healing of communities.

Research paper Published 28 April 2020 Updated 3 February 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78413 393 1

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces monitors prisoners accused of being affiliated
with ISIS, at a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh on 25 October 2019. Photo: Fadel Senna/Contributor/Getty Images
— A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces monitors prisoners accused of being affiliated with ISIS, at a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh on 25 October 2019. Photo: Fadel Senna/Contributor/Getty Images