Reports & Papers

03-06-2024
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.
21-05-2024
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.
21-05-2024
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.
04-04-2024
This legal analytical and policy paper assesses both the development and current state of HLP rights and security of tenure in informal settlements with the aim of informing future international programming and domestic policy decisions addressing or otherwise impacting informal settlement communities in Syria.
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
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.