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Demand Accountability and Justice in Syria

The civil war in Syria has led to the death of approximately 190,000 people and forced millions of others from their homes. People have been raped, tortured, and executed – and the violence continues unabated. Syrian government forces have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by systematically attacking hospitals and health workers, depriving Syrians of medical care and creating a long-term health crisis.

The United States must commit to supporting accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria – and you have a chance to help. You can pressure the U.S. government to support accountability efforts, led by the Syrian people, to bring perpetrators of heinous human rights violations to justice.

If you want to ensure that justice is served for the children, women, and men that have been wrongfully harmed or killed in Syria, urge your senators to support the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act. This bill will make accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity a hallmark of U.S. policy on Syria.

   Doctor and Child in Syria

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Promote Accountability and Justice in Syria

Dear Senator,

I am deeply troubled by the ongoing violence in Syria that has led to the death of approximately 190,000 people. Killings, rape, torture, and other acts of violence are unacceptable, and the United States should lead efforts to document atrocities in order to hold perpetrators accountable in future justice proceedings.

I urge you to support the bipartisan Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act (S. 2209), introduced by Senator Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Rubio (R-FL), which mandates that the Secretary of State submit a report on war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by both the Assad regime and anti-government forces in Syria. The report also requires a description of steps taken by the Department of State and USAID to ensure accountability for violations of crimes, including promoting the establishment of an ad hoc tribunal.

Documenting the crimes occurring in Syria and ensuring that U.S. efforts are centered on accountability are necessary steps to promote justice during and after this conflict. Please support this act and demonstrate that U.S. leadership stands with victims of violence in Syria.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]