Syrian Law Journal Blog

Legal Briefing- September 2020

Government The new government of Prime Minister Hussein Arnous was sworn in before President Bashar Al-Assad, who later addressed the Council of Ministers and focused on various topics, including the National Administrative Reform Program...

Legal Briefing- August 2020

Government President Bashar Al-Assad issued Decree 210/2020 formally designating Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister following the parliamentary elections in July. Arnous had already been serving in the position since June following the dismissal of...

Legal Briefing- July 2020

Government July 17th marked 20 years since Bashar Al-Assad became President of Syria. His first decade in power was associated with unprecedented economic liberalization and private sector investment while his second decade was overtaken...

Legal Briefing- June 2020

Government President Bashar Al-Assad dismissed Prime Minister Imad Khamis from his post, which he held since 2016, following deteriorating economic conditions and appointed Hussein Arnous as the new Prime Minister to lead the government...

Legal Briefing- May 2020

Commerce President Bashar Al-Assad met with the government’s COVID-19 task force. While the health challenges were on the agenda, discussions also touched on the economic side effects. President Al-Assad noted that there are some...

Legal Briefing- April 2020

International Trade Since 2011, imports of goods into Syria have been hindered one way or another by international sanctions, import controls imposed by the government, a depreciated Syrian Pound making imports more expensive, and...

Legal Briefing- March 2020

Health The Ministry of Health announced that Syria had officially registered 19 cases of COVID-19 weeks after neighboring countries started reporting their first infections. The actual number of cases is thought by some observers...