Latest Article on: Allegations of Financing of War Crimes

Nov 7, 2021


The Daily Mail has reported on a case involving three refugees arguing that the UAE funded war crimes committed by ISIS in the Syrian civil war in what would be a landmark case in British legal history.

Approached for comment, a spokesperson for Ai Law said: ‘We have been approached by three Syrian refugees who want to sue key individuals and institutions from the UAE, which they allege were complicit in their torture and illegal treatment.’

‘These actions forced them to flee their homes and families, travel thousands of miles, before finally finding shelter in the UK.’

‘The actions, as described in compelling testimony, would amount to a clear violation of Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, namely that ‘No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’.’

‘To this end, Ai Law have been instructed to bring this landmark claim to Court, and whilst there are certain legal challenges to overcome if successful would send out a clear message that governments, or any state actor that if you are guilty of torture or other human rights violations you will be held to account.’

Jamal al Attar from the International Federation of Human Rights said: ‘The testimonies of the Syrian refugees have shaken me to my core.’

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