Violations of Housing, Land and Property Rights: An Obstacle to Peace in Syria
What can International Policymakers do?
There is also an arabic version of this policy brief.
This policy brief outlines the systematic undermining of Syrians’ housing, land and property (HLP) rights, mainly but not exclusively by the Assad regime, which since 2011 has enacted a raft of measures to consolidate its control by dispossessing groups or communities it considers a threat to its authority. Other groups with a long history of suffering discrimination in property rights – such as women, Palestinian refugees, and the Kurdish minority – stand to be disproportionately affected.