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Canada and the Netherlands have instituted proceedings against Syria at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial organ of the United Nations, claiming that Syria violated the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. According to a press release issued by the ICJ on 2 June, the applicant states claim that Syria has committed human rights violations that “include the use of torture” during its bloody civil war. The two states also referenced…