Reports & Papers
This 20-page paper analyses the role businesspersons have been playing in displacement and HLP rights abuses, and its impact on the Danish programme, in particular in the thematic area of “Peacebuilding and Justice”.
This 14-page paper goes into the intentional changes to law and policy regarding property rights during the war has led to asset losses for members of groups opposed to the government and created a barrier to property restitution and the return of these groups.
This 20-page paper presents a case study of the housing, land and property (HLP) situation for local and displaced persons in the Syrian region of Afrin since the Turkish-led ‘Operation Olive Branch’ was launched in January 2018.
This short paper discusses the restitution of property as the cornerstone of any post-conflict agreement in Syria. While this will be a complex exercise, argues the author, adherence to the UN’s Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons (Pinheiro) Principles is set to be critical.
This 43-page report form a series of guidelines providing a comprehensive technical standard operating procedure for shelter repair and rehabilitation programmes in Syria.
This report makes a preliminary attempt to delineate how housing, land, and property can be used to finance and support militaries, militias, and insurgencies in three conflicts, including Syria.
The Day After, an Istanbul-based Syrian organisation, has published a series of reports on housing, land and property rights issues in Syria.
This 40-page report by the Arab Reform Initiative aims at mapping and analysing the government’s approach towards informal housing.
This is a summary of a news report titled “Housing Complexes in North-Western Syria,” published by the Assistance Coordination Unit, which surveys the growing number of housing complexes in Northwest Syria.
In Syria, the average annual housing deficit reached nearly 130,000 homes in the decade preceding the 2011 conflict, according to official estimates. This represents the annual gap between the demand for housing and the supply of implemented housing units and has become a major obstacle to property rights.
As battles have subsided since 2018, real estate prices in Damascus have risen to such an extent that owning a private home in the Syrian capital has become an inaccessible luxury to most of its residents.