This 24-page report explores the key challenges that Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) face to access civil documentation and HLP rights from a durable solutions perspective, including in the context of returns to Syria. Specifically, it focuses on issues related to death registration, civil registration for families with missing relatives, and the link between a lack of civil documentation and the enjoyment of HLP rights, which are particularly significant issues during conflict and displacement. Based on in-depth legal analysis and quantitative and qualitative research, including over 30 focus group discussions and interviews with some 170 key stakeholders, the report gives an overview of the on-the-ground reality and highlights how gaps in these areas could be addressed. With regards to Syria, the study considers the rights and legal framework as promulgated by the Government of Syria. Although not the focus of the report, Palestine refugees from Syria are likely to face many of the same challenges related to civil documentation and HLP rights as Syrian nationals.
Title: Legal Identity and Housing, Land and Property Rights of Syrian Refugees from a Durable Solutions Perspective
Author: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), UNHCR
Published by: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), UNHCR
Date: December 2021.