News

11-06-2024
On April 24, the Minister of Public Works and Housing approved amendments to the master zoning plan for the city of Tartous, which includes changes to the eastern facade of the coastal corniche, known as the Tartous Seafront, under Decision No. 3202.

News

11-06-2024
The National Security Office, Syria's highest security authority, has issued new instructions denying certain categories of Syrians the right to obtain passports through embassies and consulates abroad or through immigration and passport offices within Syria, according to a report published on May 15 by opposition website Sawt Al-Asima

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Housing Establishment Announcement No. 2459 on April 4, 2024 regarding the Council of Ministers’ approval to settle the subscription of social housing applicants

News

04-06-2024
AANES recent moves to expropriate lands to implement a water project in Hassekeh and a project to expand the road between Qamishli and Malikiyah has sparked controversy among property owners due to the lack of fair compensation and legal uncertainty.

Analysis & Features

11-06-2024
The Cooperative Housing Directorate, part of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, is responsible for regulating the cooperative housing sector. This sector is financed by housing cooperatives to provide affordable housing for their members. Since its establishment in 2008, the directorate has evolved, transitioning from working alongside the General Union  of Housing Cooperatives to replacing it in 2019.

Reports & Papers

03-06-2024
This 41-page research report sheds light on the violations of housing, land, and property rights perpetrated by the Turkish military and the SNA-affiliated armed groups in the Ras Al-Ayn/Serê Kaniyê and Tal Abyad areas.

Directory

03-04-2024
The Military Construction Establishment (MCE) was founded in 1972 as the first state-run construction company to be established after former President Hafez Al-Assad took power.

News

04-06-2024
The Council of Ministers approved on March 26 a settlement for thousands of applicants of social housing programmes that had had their subscription cancelled since the beginning of this year because they failed to pay their monthly instalments for eight consecutive months.

Analysis & Features

04-06-2024
The conditions for distributing state-owned agricultural land to farmers were established by Decree No. 166 of 1968, but the distribution of state-owned land to farmers in Al-Ghab Plain, Tar, Al-Ala, Al-Asharna, and Al-Rouj Plain was carried out under a special legislative decree a year later under Decree No. 66 of 1969.

Reports and Papers

  • Housing, Land, and Property Rights Violations in Afrin after 2018
    This research report briefs 90 face-to-face interviews PÊL conducted with victims of property rights violations or with their families. This paper also sheds light on the arbitrary rule of the Turkish Army and Syrian rebels over Afrin and their ongoing human rights violations and abuses against the original population of the region in general and the Kurds in particular.
  • Restoration of Cultural Heritage and Urban Identity in Syria
    The objective of this paper is to inform a policy dialogue on area-based approaches for urban recovery in general, and cultural heritage preservation and restoration in particular. In doing so, the aim is to foster debate on the challenges and opportunities that urban cultural heritage recovery represents.
  • Legal Obstacles to HLP Rights in Syria
    This brief focuses on 12 laws, enacted by the Syrian Government, which have the effect, by specific design or as a by-product of another goal, of creating obstacles for returning Syrians to recover property that was in their possession prior to the conflict.

More articles

28-05-2024
The regulations governing the management of state properties have undergone various administrative and legal phases. These properties have been supervised by several institutions, directorates, and public bodies, the latest being the General Commission for the Management and Protection of State Properties (GCMPST), established under Law No. 43 of 2023. 
28-05-2024
On April 22, the regime-run Idlib governorate requested that owners of pistachio orchards provide documentation proving their ownership of their lands. This announcement requires farmers to prove ownership of their land, failure to do so means the land will be put up for public auction for others to invest in.
28-05-2024
On March 6, the Damascus Governorate announced the completion of the works of the Committee for Estimating the Value of Zoning Plots and the distribution among the rightful owners in the Northern Damascus Entrance zoning area. This article tracks the development process from the issuance of the zoning decree in 2021 to the issuance of the table of zoning share allocations for rights holders in March.
21-05-2024
On April 4, the Council of Ministers issued Decision No. 16, containing the executive instructions for Law No. 26 of 2023, related to the Disposal of Movable and Immovable Properties Confiscated under a Final Judicial Ruling, under the name "Special System for the Management and Investment of Confiscated Assets."