A state of complicity : how Russia's persistent and public denial of Syrian battlefield atrocities violates international law
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Harvard national security journal, Vol. 9, issue 1, 2018, p. 180-226
Despite overwhelming evidence offered by States and other members of the international community, Russia has continued to deny the Syrian government’s responsibility for numerous attacks on civilians. The author asserts that Russia is in violation of international law under the theory of State complicity, based on its repeated denial of the Syrian government’s wrongdoing and its implicit encouragement of the regime’s human rights atrocities. He then considers the legal consequences of finding Russia responsible under international law, as well as the prospects for holding Russia accountable.