Category: Legal Briefings

The SLJ publishes a legal briefing every month informing its readers of the latest news and developments taking place in Syrian law. Covering a range of sectors, these legal briefings are the only ones of their kind to gather a substantial amount of Syrian legal data in one place and make them easily accessible to the public. They include relevant information pertaining to important legislation, legal reviews, ongoing discussions about new laws, policy initiatives and much more. Moreover, the SLJ maintains a Twitter page and feed @syrian_law where followers can receive daily updates on newsworthy items in the law. In order to receive the monthly legal briefings by e-mail, please click here.

Legal Briefing – August 2021

Presidential Elections President Bashar Al-Assad issued Presidential Decree 206/2021 reappointing Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister. The President is constitutionally obliged to name a new government following the start of a new term. Until then,...

Legal Briefing – July 2021

Presidential Elections Bashar Al-Assad took the oath of office on July 17th as stipulated for in the Constitution of 2012 and began his fourth presidential term before MPs, Army officers, injured military personnel, the...

Legal Briefing – June 2021

Agriculture The Board of Directors of the state-owned Agricultural Cooperative Bank announced that it would stop selling fertilizers to farmers at the subsidized price but rather at the cost price following a proposal by...

Legal Briefing – May 2021

Presidential Elections The Supreme Constitutional Court confirmed that three of the 51 registered candidates satisfied the legal conditions for standing in the presidential elections, including the incumbent Bashar Al-Assad, Abdullah Abdullah and Mahmoud Marei,...

Legal Briefing – April 2021

Presidential Elections The Speaker of the People’s Assembly formally announced that the 2021 presidential elections will be held on May 26th while expatriate voting is scheduled for May 20th. Nominations had to be submitted...

Legal Briefing – February 2021

Microfinance The People’s Assembly approved the new Microfinance Bill, which was subsequently ratified by President Bashar Al-Assad as Law 8/2021. It replaces previous legislation regulating microfinance institutions provided for in Legislative Decree 15/2007. Microfinance...

Legal Briefing – December 2020

Energy The Central Financial Supervisory Agency (CFSA) reportedly detected fraudulent activity concerning a contract between the Syrian Gas Company and a private oil services company to undertake works on gas fields north of Damascus...

Legal Briefing – November 2020

Government The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs announced the passing of veteran diplomat and Foreign Minister Walid Mouallem (1941-2020). He had served earlier as Syrian Ambassador to the...