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.
This law regulates contracts awarded by public sector entities.
The full text of the 1973 Constitution, which remained in force until 2012. At the bottom you will find the amendments to the text.
This law was enacted in early 2016 and is expected to be an important part of the legal and regulatory framework for Syria's reconstruction.
This legislative decree regulates the possession, registration and transfer of weapons in Syria.
This law, which has been updated several times in the past years, regulates the ownership, transfer and registration of land in border areas.
This legislative decree was passed only a few weeks after the beginning of the uprising as a means to appease potential Kurdish unrest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This legislative decree allows and regulates the establishment of private security firms, for the first time in the history of Syria.
This legislative decree enacted in 2007 replaces a 50-year old text.
This law provides Syria with its first comprehensive legal framework on arbitration.
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.
This is the first law on civil defence in Syria since a previous bill passed in 1959.
This is the full text of the current Syrian Constitution.
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.
This law enables the government to fire any public sector employee if he or she is found guilty of "acts of terrorism."
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.