Syria: Peacemaking or prosecutions?

On October 30, representatives of Syria’s government, opposition, and civil society came together in Geneva at the inaugural meeting in Geneva of the Syrian Constitution Committee (SCC), the most promising effort yet to negotiate an end to the country’s hyper-destructive civil war.

Opening session of the SCC, Geneva

But just the day before the SCC opened, a court in Germany charged two former Syrian intelligence officers, residents of…