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Tamara Alrifai

Tamara Alrifai is the Middle East and North Africa advocacy director at Human Rights Watch.

INSIGHT: Syria’s Humanitarian Blackmail Is a War Crime

The recent battle of Qusair, close to Syria’s border with Lebanon, could be a case study in future training courses on international humanitarian law and action. While fierce fighting raged between Syrian government forces supported by Hezbollah fighters and Syrian armed opposition groups, civilian residents found themselves under siege. While many civilians were able More »