Justice and the Syrian crisis

IMG_0546 In September 2015, American visual journalist and photo editor Patrick Witty spent three weeks following refugees on their journeys across the Aegean to Greece, through Serbia, Croatia and Hungary. “I witnessed thousands of men, women and children landing on the coast of Greece, some crying with joy, others fearful of the next step. I was deeply moved by their strength and courage. Hopefully, I’ve offered a small glimpse into what it feels like to be on this epic journey.” © Patrick Witty/Time

Atrocities committed with impunity have had an untold human impact in Syria, set its development back almost four decades, and fueled the biggest refugee exodus since the Second World War. Justice must be part of the response to the crisis that has so exposed the ineffectiveness of the international community to protect civilians and deter the most heinous crimes.

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