21-07-2017
The military service law is the framework law that codifies the internal regulations of the Syrian army, including the command structure, and personnel management and promotions.
31-05-2017
This key document provides the first legal framework for decentralisation in Syria. It was passed in October 2011, a few months after the beginning of the uprising.
26-05-2017
The following text is the English translation of a Syrian draft constitution written by the Russian government in 2016. The text is a translation from the Russian and The Syria Report republishes it as it was released by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, on January 31, 2017.
26-05-2017
The Constitution of 1950, also known as the Constitution of Independence, represented Syria's notable democratic development. It proclaimed Syria as a representative state, granted broad powers to the minister, and limited the powers of the president, while also strengthening Syria's judicial authority, the state's democratic institutions, and the rights and public freedoms of citizens.
17-05-2017
The political parties law was the first to be approved in decades in Syria. It allows the formation of political parties and at the time of its enactment, in August 2011, it was presented by the government as a concession to the opposition as countrywide protests were gripping the country.
12-05-2017
This law provides Syria with its first comprehensive legal framework on arbitration.
12-05-2017
This law, enacted in 2012, was presented by the government as a means of fighting terrorism. For the opposition, it is an additional tool in the hands of the government to give a legal cover to the repression of the uprising.
12-05-2017
This is the first law on civil defence in Syria since a previous bill passed in 1959.
10-05-2017
This text was adopted a few weeks after the beginning of the Syrian uprising and presented by the Syrian government as a concession to protesters.
10-05-2017
This legislative decree was enacted in August 2011 a few months after the beginning of the Syrian uprising. It replaces a previous text of 2004.