HLP

27-02-2024
The Civil Code No. 84 of 1949 outlines the provisions and legal nature of usufruct rights. These rights grant the holder direct authority to use and exploit an immovable or movable property, while the actual ownership, or "bare ownership," remains with the property owner.
27-02-2024
The Endowments Law No. 13 of 2023, issued by the AANES General Council, establishes the principles for managing and disposing of endowments funds and properties, including methods for their investment.
27-02-2024
Syria’s Council of Ministers announced on February 6, the allocation of a compensation of SYP 6 billion for those affected by the January 12 floods in the Akkar Plain region of the Tartous governorate. Many farmers in the Akkar Plain face difficulties in proving ownership of their lands, which hinders their ability to receive compensation.
20-02-2024
Acting as a parliament, the General Council for the Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria issued Endowments Law No. 13 on November 15, 2023. The law aims to oversee all religious activities, develop Islamic education, regulate fatwas, and supervise religious rituals.
19-02-2024
This note by UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council explains why housing, land and property (HLP) rights are  relevant to the current humanitarian response inside Syria. To assist in the understanding of Syria’s HLP system, this document provides an overview of the country’s pre-crisis land governance; HLP legal framework, and current HLP issues; and offers recommendations for action and remedy.
19-02-2024
The paper investigates the Syrian legal and administrative framework and explores key areas of application of fit-for-purpose principles for improving Syria’s land administration and introducing positive changes in the cadaster and in the processes guiding the regularisation of informal settlements and the provision of adequate housing.
19-02-2024
This paper, published in 2022, looks at urban planning in Syria in all its four main stages: land allocation, urban planning and design, implementation of the infrastructure and allotment as well as consider specific urban issues which will play a critical role in Syria’s reconstruction and sustainable development.
19-02-2024
The Directorate of Cadastral Affairs in Idlib, operating under the Syrian Salvation Government (SSG) since 2018, manages land and property records primarily in the Idlib Governorate and parts of the Aleppo Governorate.
19-02-2024
This guidance note published by UN Habitat contextualises fit-for-purpose land administration principles to the national context, presents STDM as one of the key fit-for-purpose land administration tools that could be introduced, and describes few selected possible applications for its deployment.