HLP

16-07-2024
The Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform issued Decision No. 63 on May 21 requiring 668 farmers benefiting from the government irrigation network in the southern Aleppo plain to transit to modern irrigation systems, specifically sprinkler and drip irrigation, within three months of the decision date.
16-07-2024
On June 25, the final official deadline passed for the closure of two stray animal shelters in the Saboura and Shebaa areas near Damascus. The Rural Damascus governorate has sent a letter to the police command to execute the evacuation process.
16-07-2024
According to Announcement No. 853 on May 9, the Ministry of Local Administration and Services of the Syrian Salvation Government has started accepting objections, comments, and suggestions on the current zoning plan of the city of Idlib, issued in 2005.
09-07-2024
Many Idlib residents, like AbdulHamid, have lost access to their properties in Damascus and its countryside due to the disruption of free and direct movement between opposition and regime-controlled areas in northwestern Syria. This lack of access to their properties has encouraged regime loyalists to seize some of them.
03-07-2024
The areas controlled by the Syrian Salvation Government, affiliated with Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham in Idlib, are experiencing high demand in the rental market and rising prices in major cities such as Idlib, Maarrat Misrin, Sarmada, and Dana. This region already suffers from significant population density due to forced displacement and migration from regime-controlled areas across Syria.
02-07-2024
On March 14, the Syrian Prime Minister issued Decision No. 11 outlining the mechanism for issuing exclusion decisions against any investor or contractor found to have violated the terms of contracts made with public authorities. Exclusion means preventing the investor or contractor from obtaining contracts to execute projects with public authorities for the duration of the exclusion period.
25-06-2024
On January 14, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform issued Decision No. 5, which included the executive instructions for Forestry Law No. 39 of 2023. Similar to Law No. 39 of 2023, these instructions impose restrictions on the actions of private forest owners and require them to obtain licences from the ministry to manage and develop their forests under the ministry's supervision.
25-06-2024
The Minister of Local Administration and Environment issued a decision on November 9, 2023, Decision No. 2795, that halted the legal settlements for building violations that were being carried out under Law No. 40 of 2012. Because it deprives them of one of their self-financing sources of funding, the decision has sparked criticism from various administrative units, such as cities and towns, which have called for its repeal.
18-06-2024
Law No. 4 of 2024 authorises AANES municipalities to expropriate any property. However, granting AANES municipalities the power to expropriate, amidst the absence of an expropriation law, procedural regulations, and judicial oversight, and in the context of war and displacement, could result in expropriation becoming a violation that threatens property rights.
18-06-2024
In several public statements Syrian officials have encouraged the return of Internally Displaced People from opposition areas in northwestern Syria to regime-controlled areas in the countryside of Idlib and Hama. However, no Syrian official has mentioned that returnees must undergo security screening by reconciliation committees as a condition for their return. The journey back is costly, and some returnees face arrest and financial extortion.
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
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.
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.