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The Syrian War

The Syrian War
Between Justice and Political Reality

Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen, Nir Boms, Sareta Ashraph, Amichai Cohen, Tom Gal, Eyal Zisser, Yael Siman, Lina Biscaia, Moran Levanoni, Joel D. Parker, Francesco Farinelli, Beth Van Schaack, Sirwan Kajjo, Kamal Allabwani
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  • Publication planned for: November 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108487801

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  • Starting as a civil uprising calling for liberal reforms in March 2011, the unrest in Syria rapidly deteriorated into a proxy-led armed conflict involving multiple state-sponsored and non-state actors, including foreign militias and local armed groups. The current state of affairs in Syria, and the uncertainty regarding its future, raise numerous questions for scholars and practitioners of both international law and politics about justice within the context of a changing political reality in Syria. This book contributes uniquely to the scholarship on the Syrian war, raising voices from the Middle East and beyond not often heard within this research context. The volume is divided into three sections: Part I sets the factual and legal framework for the Syrian conflict; Part II focuses on the implications of the conflict for the Syrian neighbourhood; and Part III analyses possible post-conflict scenarios. Together, they address the key themes and questions of the conflicts.

    • Provides an analysis of the conflict in Syria, focusing on the integration between legal and political studies
    • Includes chapters written by practitioners as well as academics to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of the conflict in Syria, bringing researchers from the Middle East and beyond together
    • Draws on the implications of the conflict on the future of Syria and its relations with other states and superpowers
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    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108487801
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: an overview of stakeholders and interests Hilly Moodrick, Even Khen, Nir Boms and Sareta Ashraph
    Part I. The Syrian War: Factual and Legal Framework:
    2. Syria- international use of force and humanitarian intervention Amichai Cohen
    3. Legal classification of the conflict(s) in Syria Tom Gal
    4. The Syrian government's war against its people Eyal Zisser
    5. All the red lines: the Syrian conflict and its assault on international humanitarian law Sareta Ashraph
    6. Scorched earth in Syria: between crimes against humanity and genocide Hilly Moodrick, Even Khen and Yael Siman
    7. Weaponising gender: sexual violence in the Syrian conflict Lina Biscaia
    Part II. The Syrian Neighbourhood:
    8. Proxy wars in Syria: exploitation of the Palestinian issue in the Syrian crisis Moran Levanoni
    9. A northern dilemma: understanding Israel's actions facing the Syrian War Nir Boms
    10. The spillover effects of the Syrian Civil War: regional ramifications Joel D. Parker
    11. Syrian refugees in Europe: assessing challenges, practices and integration policies Francesco Farinelli
    Part III. A New Syria in a New World Order? Assessing Legal and Political Implications:
    12. Transitional justice without transition: the international community's efforts in Syria Beth Van Schaack
    13. Syrian Kurds: rising from the ashes of persecution Sirwan Kajjo
    14. Epilogue: the future of Syria and the Middle East Kamal Allabwani
    15. Conclusion Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen, Nir Boms and Sareta Ashraph.

  • Editors

    Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen is Senior Lecturer at the Academic College for Law and Science, Israel. She is author of National Identities and the Right to Self -Determination of Peoples: 'Civic- Nationalism- Plus' in Israel and Other Multinational States (2016); Terrorism and International Law: Combatants and Civilians in Modern Battlefields (2010) [Hebrew]; and of articles in scientific journals in the fields of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and philosophical-juridical interdisciplinary scholarship.

    Nir T. Boms, Tel-Aviv University
    Nir Tuvia Boms is Research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University and at the International Center for Counter Terrorism in Hertzliya. He is a member of the board of the Israeli Council of Foreign Relations, Co-Founder of CyberDissidents.org and the Tiyul-Rihla project. He is co-author of Expat-ing Democracy (with Peter Lang, 2016), and has written over 300 articles.

    Sareta Ashraph, Garden Court Chambers
    Sareta Ashraph is a Barrister specializing in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law at the Garden Court Chambers. Previously she served as the Analyst on the International Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of international law in the context of the ongoing conflict in Syria.

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    Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen, Nir Boms, Sareta Ashraph, Amichai Cohen, Tom Gal, Eyal Zisser, Yael Siman, Lina Biscaia, Moran Levanoni, Joel D. Parker, Francesco Farinelli, Beth Van Schaack, Sirwan Kajjo, Kamal Allabwani

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