Nearly eight months after the devastating February 6 earthquake displaced hundreds of thousands of people in northwestern Syria alone, few have been able to rebuild.
Op-Ed: In Decree 3 of 2023, earthquake victims neglected and housing, land and property rights bypassed
Damascus’ Decree 3 of 2023 provides tax exemptions and loans for those whose property was damaged or destroyed by the February 6 earthquake, but does not take into account displaced property owners and rights-holders or areas outside regime control, writes lawyer Manhal Alkhaled.
Extensive earthquake damage to residential buildings in Syria raises many questions about what structural and legal measures those affected should take to protect their property.
Families displaced to Idlib struggle to find stability amidst a severe housing shortage and exploitation by landlords and rental offices.
When Jawad’s family refused to sign the reconciliation agreement, their home became state property
Syria Direct launches its new podcast “Ard Dyar,” which tells the human stories behind Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights violations in Syria.
Yasmine’s home was demolished in a matter of days by the Syrian government due to ‘security reasons’
Power of attorney: The Assad regime’s hidden weapon to deprive displaced Syrians of their property rights
Since October 2017, the Assad regime’s Ministry of Justice has subjected issuing power of attorney, especially for real estate disposition, to prior security service approval.
Shop owners in Old Homs are forced to reopen their stores or face legally-baseless seizures by the regime.