Syrian refugees launch legal bid to try Assad for crimes against humanity

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International criminal court asked to rule in case brought by 28 people who fled civil war

Syrian refugees who fled to Jordan after being tortured and witnessing massacres have submitted dossiers of evidence to the international criminal court in a novel attempt to prosecute President Bashar al-Assad.

Although Syria is not a signatory to the court, based in The Hague, lawyers in London are relying on a precedent set by the ICC in extending jurisdiction to the crime of forcible population transfers.

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