Who we are

We are an independent network of lawyers, human rights activists, law students and anyone interested in international justice for Syria. The network of Syrian lawyers, law students and human rights defenders was established in January 2016. The network consists of 50 active core members and more than 300 partners and collaborators.

Our work

Syria Legal Network-NL is a network that assists Syrian lawyers and human rights activists residing in the Netherlands to settle in Dutch – legal – society and to contribute to international justice for Syria. Our activities focus on the documentation of international crimes and training in international law.

News & Events

See our news and events page for updates news on our monthly activities and the situation in Syria.


The International Justice Project seeks to raise awareness on international justice among the Syrian community in the Netherlands. Our training program aims at familiarizing Syrian lawyers and others with the field of international humanitarian law, international criminal law and related topics. Our documentation program supports organizations and individuals in their efforts to formulate legal responses to international crimes.


Syria Legal Network-NL is a joint initiative of the Foundation Lawyers for Lawyers, the Amsterdam Bar Association, the Nuhanovic Foundation and the University of Amsterdam’s War Reparations Centre which is part of the Amsterdam Center for International Law. Syria Legal Network-NL is administered by the Nuhanovic Foundation and sponsored by Amnesty International Netherlands.


There are no upcoming events at this time.


الاختفاء القسري في سورية   الاختفاء القسري في سورية دعت شبكة سورية القانونية في هولندا إلى محاضرة الأمس الجمعة بعنوان الاختفاء القسري في سورية: حقائق و تحديات، وذلك في مقر منظمة العفو الدولية في العاصمة أمستردام، لتسليط الضوء على آلية عمل المنظمات الدولية المعنية...

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Student presentations WRC research

Student presentations WRC research On Wednesday 12/12/2018  International Criminal Law students will present their preliminary findings of their research connected to our Syria project:  the question whether the Turkish attack on Afrin constitutes the crime of...

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