Syria

 

Overview

Constitutional document in force:

 

 

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The country pages are collections from information openly available on the web or documents obtained by the MECF with national constitutional events categorized as follows:

1. New Constitutional Document

A “New Constitutional Document” under the terms of this website is a text that bears new constitutional authority, which was not enacted by a preexisting amendment procedure of the highest law available.

2. Amendment

Documents are categorized as “Amendments” if they were established according to an existing constitutional amendment procedure.

3. Proposal

A “Proposal” is an amendment that was not or is supposed to be implemented in future.

4. Interpretation

An “Interpretation” is a legal determination by a body that is endowed with the authority to issue binding interpretations on the constitutional text. This category is not limited to courts or other traditional bodies of the judiciary. Exemplary bodies include constitutional courts or boards.

5. Related Legal Text

“Related Legal Texts” are those legal documents that are directly relevant to the constitutional provisions and are hierarchically placed below constitutional legal authority. Examples include election laws, laws relating to political parties and laws on the judiciary.

We list secondary materials for each constitutional event of the five categories. These include scholarly articles and the travaux préparatoires.

24/02/2012 | New Constitutional Document | 2012 Constitution of Syria

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Al Jazeera English, Syria says new constitution approved (2012), Link (last visited Mar 9, 2012).
2. Jurist, Paper Chase: Syria voters approve new constitution (2012), Link (last visited Mar 9, 2012).

15/10/2011 | Proposal | Presidential Decree No. 33 of Syria

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Announcement by President Bashar Al Assad of a National Committee charged with preparing a new constitution within four months, Link.

10/06/2000 | Amendment | Constitution of Syria as amended in 2000

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. CNN, Syria’s President Assad dead at 69; parliament amends constitution on successor (2000), Link (last visited Jan 13, 2012).
2. Kashan, Hilal, Middle Eastern Upheavals – The View form Syria and Lebanon, 18 Middle East Quarterly 25-30 (2011).
3. NYU Law School, GlobaLex – Constitutional Law and Courts’ System in the Syrian Arab Republic (2010), Link (last visited Jan 11, 2012).
4. Joshua Stacher, Syria’s Herditary Succession, 65 Middle East Journal 197-212 (2011).

13/03/1973 | New Constitutional Document | 1973 Constitution of Syria

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية – [kindly provided by Jordan Toone]

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Jacques El Hakim, Les Principes Constitutionnels dans la Constitution Syrienne du 13 Mars 1973, Link.
2. Peter B. Heller, The Permanent Syrian Constitution of March 13, 1973, 28 Middle East Journal 53-66 (1974).

20/08/1971 | Proposal | 1971 Draft constitution of the United Arab Republic

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية – [kindly provided by Jordan Toone]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Union agreement, (tripartite: Egypt, Syria and Iraq), Youssef Kazama Khoury, Constitutions in the Arab world (Provisions and amendments) 1839-1987 (1989), 570-583 (Arabic).
2. Attempts at Arab Unity and Projects, Center for Opinion Studies, July, 2008, Link (last visited Jun 18, 2012) (Arabic)…

23/03/1964 | New Constitutional Document | 1964 United Arab Republic Constitution

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية – [kindly provided by Jordan Toone]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Union agreement, (tripartite: Egypt, Syria and Iraq), Youssef Kazama Khoury, Constitutions in the Arab world (Provisions and amendments) 1839-1987 (1989), 570-583 Link (Arabic).…

27/09/1958 | Related Legal Text | Law No. 162 of 1958 (“Emergency Law”)

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Issandr El-Amrani, The Emergency Law needs to go, The Arabist, September 15, 2011, Link (last visited Jul 6, 2012).
2. Egypt: Repeal Emergency Law, Abolish Emergency State Security Court, Human Rights Watch, August 3, 2003, Link (last visited Jul 6, 2012).
3. Hotline: Egypt’s extension of emergency law means continued rights violations, Jurist, May 28, 2008, Link (last visited Jul 6, 2012).…

05/03/1958 | New Constitutional Document | 1958 United Arab Republic Interim Constitution

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية – [kindly provided by Jordan Toone]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Union agreement, (tripartite: Egypt, Syria and Iraq), Youssef Kazama Khoury, Constitutions in the Arab world (Provisions and amendments) 1839-1987 (1989), 570-583 Link (Arabic).…

07/09/1950 | New Constitutional Document | 1950 Constitution of Syria

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية – [kindly provided by Jordan Toone]

Syrian Official Gazette, Vol. 32 (September 7, 1950), pp. 3159-3175 (Online version -English - [Support the project - submit available references]).

Secondary Materials:

1.  Debate on the Draft Constitution, beginning with the meeting of July 7: Proceedings of the Constituent Assembly, Official Gazette, Vol. 32 (1950), pp. 630ff.
2. Majid Khadduri, Constitutional Development in Syria: With Emphasis on the Constitution of 1950, 5 Middle East Journal 137-160 (1951).

25/03/1948 | Amendment | Amendment Law

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

Syrian Official Gazette, Vol. 30 (March 25, 1948), p. 756. (Online version -English - [Support the project - submit available references])

Secondary Materials:

1. Majid Khadduri, Constitutional Development in Syria: With Emphasis on the Constitution of 1950, 5 Middle East Journal 137-160 (1951).

14/05/1930 | New Constitutional Document | 1930 Constitution of Syria

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية – [kindly provided by Jordan Toone]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Français

Secondary Materials:

1. Majid Khadduri, Constitutional Development in Syria: With Emphasis on the Constitution of 1950, 5 Middle East Journal 137-160 (1951).

04/07/1928 | Proposal | Constitution of Syria

Links to the text in the following languages:

العربية - [Support the project - submit available references]

English - [Support the project - submit available references]

Secondary Materials:

1. Majid Khadduri, Constitutional Development in Syria: With Emphasis on the Constitution of 1950, 5 Middle East Journal 137-160 (1951).

 

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