A step toward justice for Syrians

For most Syrians, justice is not some abstract concept, legal term, ideal – or even a court verdict. It is daily life.

Justice for a 12-year-old conflict that has killed more than 350,000, displaced over 10 million, and has yet to be resolved looks different to different people. It means learning what happened to your missing spouse, certifying the deed to your demolished home, burying the dead.

Syrians in Europe and the Middle East whom we interviewed for this week’s cover story told us that if not closure, justice is something closer to certainty.