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The new Syria: Land confiscations and refugees’ right to return | MEDirections Roundtable

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  • Mon 22 Oct 2018 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-10-22 15:00 2018-10-22 17:00 Europe/Paris The new Syria: Land confiscations and refugees’ right to return | MEDirections Roundtable

After more than 8 years of armed conflict, Syrian regime forces – together with Russian and Iranian allies – have managed to restore their control over most of the territory that was previously held by the opposition forces. In parallel, the Syrian government has issued a number of legislations to regulate the status of property, as is the case with the new 2018 property law number 10. On the one hand, the Syrian government promotes the law as an urban-planning measure that allows for the creation of designated redevelopment zones for reconstruction across Syria. On the other, the Syrian opposition blames the law for leading to millions of Syrians losing their homes. According to the law, local authorities are to request a list of property owners from the area’s public real estate authorities. Those who fail to provide ownership documents risk their properties being reverted to state authorities.

This roundtable seeks to examine these new regulations issued by the Syrian government, and the extent to which it might encourage or rather discourage Syrian refugees from returning to their homes. It will also examine other factors, such as transitional justice issues, that could affect the return of refugees from the neighboring countries (Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan).

Main speakers:

Samer Aldeyaei is the Executive Director of the Free Syrian Lawyers Association, a civilian NGO that works to strengthen the rule of law and justice for all Syrians.

Jamal Juneid is the Coordinator of the Syrian Institute for Justice and Accountability and was in charge of external relations for the “Free Governorate of Aleppo”.


MEDirections Roundtables take place every month. Dates for this academic year are:

Monday 26 November 2018
Monday 17 December 2018
Monday 28 January 2019
Monday 25 February 2019
Monday 25 March 2019
Monday 29 April 2019
Monday 27 May 2019
Monday 24 June 2019

All roundtables take place between 15:00-17:00 in the Mansarda Seminar Room (Villa Schifanoia).

Everyone is welcome.

Seminar Room Mansarda DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room Mansarda

After more than 8 years of armed conflict, Syrian regime forces – together with Russian and Iranian allies – have managed to restore their control over most of the territory that was previously held by the opposition forces. In parallel, the Syrian government has issued a number of legislations to regulate the status of property, as is the case with the new 2018 property law number 10. On the one hand, the Syrian government promotes the law as an urban-planning measure that allows for the creation of designated redevelopment zones for reconstruction across Syria. On the other, the Syrian opposition blames the law for leading to millions of Syrians losing their homes. According to the law, local authorities are to request a list of property owners from the area’s public real estate authorities. Those who fail to provide ownership documents risk their properties being reverted to state authorities.

This roundtable seeks to examine these new regulations issued by the Syrian government, and the extent to which it might encourage or rather discourage Syrian refugees from returning to their homes. It will also examine other factors, such as transitional justice issues, that could affect the return of refugees from the neighboring countries (Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan).

Main speakers:

Samer Aldeyaei is the Executive Director of the Free Syrian Lawyers Association, a civilian NGO that works to strengthen the rule of law and justice for all Syrians.

Jamal Juneid is the Coordinator of the Syrian Institute for Justice and Accountability and was in charge of external relations for the “Free Governorate of Aleppo”.


MEDirections Roundtables take place every month. Dates for this academic year are:

Monday 26 November 2018
Monday 17 December 2018
Monday 28 January 2019
Monday 25 February 2019
Monday 25 March 2019
Monday 29 April 2019
Monday 27 May 2019
Monday 24 June 2019

All roundtables take place between 15:00-17:00 in the Mansarda Seminar Room (Villa Schifanoia).

Everyone is welcome.


Location:
Seminar Room Mansarda

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Roundtable

Contact:
Sarah Katherine St John - Send a mail

Organiser:
Georges Fahmi

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