Title: Restoration Protocol In Conflict Zones “Practical Insights From The Old City Of Aleppo” Editor: Ayman Yaghi Published by: Cologne Institute Of Conservation Science Date: 2017 Link: Here.
As the conflict enters its fifth year, the fate of the country’s destroyed cities has become the subject of international discussion. Aleppo, the country’s second city, is reported to have seen the blunt of the damage, with large areas of the city either damaged or destroyed. The Old City of Aleppo, which is 5,000 years old and has earned the city its title as one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, is the frontline of the battle between Syrian government and opposition forces.
In this report, The Syria Report summarises a selection of the housing, land, and property issues it covered in depth throughout the first six months of 2022. These issues, which were featured in dozens of articles, can be categorised into the following main themes:
This 64-page report focuses on the voices, experiences, and opinions of Syrians to establish whether the conditions in Syria are suitable for facilitating the return of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
This 36-page report provides relevant information regarding the situation of returnees hailing from Syria within the framework of international protection status determination.
This 15-page article examines how the Syrian authorities limit the issue of land management to the GDCA when they should consider its ecosystem and include other institutions; how Law 3/2018 negatively impacts the return of displaced people; and a controversy between the local administration and the security services concerning the law’s implementation.
In this study, the Voices for Displaced Syrians (VDSF) and the Operations and Policy Center (OPC) undertook a first-of-its-kind research project to establish the minimum frequency and types of violations experienced by returnees throughout the whole-of-Syria, informed by their perspectives and experiences.
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.
This 9-page paper elaborates on the issue of Housing, Land and Property rights (HLP) in the conflict and post conflict periods in Syria, particularly concerning reconstruction and informal settlements.
This 35-page anthology contains five true stories told by Syrian women throughout 2019 and 2020 as part of NRC and UNDP’s work on women’s Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights in Syria.
This three-part series looks to unpack and analyze the nature of HLP rights violations in Syria.
This 148-page study presents the most significant HLP-related issues that have accumulated in each region in the pre- conflict stage and lists the military changes that have occurred throughout.
This 13-page report addresses the various steps the international community needs to urgently take to address HLP rights violations and avoid complicity in these crimes.
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 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.