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.
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 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 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 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.