Translation: Law of Democratic Municipalities and the Federation of  Municipalities

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In anticipation of the forthcoming municipal elections in NES, planned for 11th of June 2024, the DAANES passed a new law specifying its system of municipalities and federations of municipalities. The elections have been called…

Translation: Administrative Divisions Law

In preparation for the forthcoming municipal elections in NES, planned for 11th of June, 2024, the DAANES passed a new law defining the administrative divisions of the NES region. This follows the DAANES' publication of the new Social Contract…

Translation: Municipal Elections Law 2024

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In anticipation of the forthcoming municipal elections in NES, planned for 11th of June 2024, DAANES passed a new law explaining the election process. The elections have been called in accordance with the publication of the New Social Contract…

AANES’ Social Contract, 2023 Edition

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In October 2013, the first talks to begin sketching a "Social Contract" for the newly-autonomous regions in northern Syria began and the outcomes were presented to the region’s people for their analysis. During 2014,  over 50 organizations…

Annual Report of the Executive Council for North and East Syria – 2020

Our translation of the Annual Report of the Executive Council for North and East Syria - 2020 Annual report of the Executive Council for Northern and Eastern Syria Events and work carried out during the year: 1- At the administrative…

Translation: Report on the Humanitarian Situation in Ain Issa as of 20 December 2020

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As the shelling from the Turkish backed Syrian National Army increases in the Ain Issa area, south of Tel Abyad, many civilians who have remained in the conflict zone have been forced to flee, nearly 9,600 people. 38 people have been wounded…

Translation: Reforms announced in response to Syrian Democratic Council public consultations

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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) this year held 13 public consultations across all the contiguous regions of North and East Syria (NES). Along with ordinary civilians then Kurdish and Arabic opposition groups, Arab tribal representatives,…

Translation: General amnesty for prisoners in North and East Syria – AANES resolution

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The Justice Council of North and East Syria has announced an amnesty for prisoners, and is working on another amnesty for Syrian residents of Hol Camp Many prisoners in North and East Syria will be released via a general amnesty or have…

Translation: Criticism and proposals from Syrian Democratic Council consultation, Raqqa

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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) has launched a series of consultations across North and East Syria. RIC researchers recently attended one such public consultation in Raqqa, summarized below, following on from another meeting in Heseke…

Translation: Criticism and proposals from Syrian Democratic Council public consultation

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Key stakeholders including opposition politicans and tribal leaders were invited, as well as members of the general public The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) has launched a series of consultations across North and East Syria. The meetings…