February 23, 2020

Paying attention to land rights in Syria negotiations

Deyaa Alrwishdi & Rebecca Hamilton –

As President Donald Trump ponders his response to yet another chemical weapons attack in Syria, advisers and commentators alike are mired in short-term calculations. But one day the Syrian conflict will come to an end. Whether this will involve the kind of negotiated settlement being sought in Geneva, or a much less formal accommodation of a bleak status quo, the resolution of housing, land and property (HLP) rights will be an essential part of any future peace. And at present, HLP is not getting nearly the attention it deserves. Continue reading here.

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