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Fraternity Foundation holds seminar about Autonomous Administration laws

Editing: Raed Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/11/14 10:36

Al-Hasakah - SMART

The Fraternity Foundation for Human Rights (FFHR) holds a seminar in the city of al-Qamishli in Northern al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, to discuss the laws of the Autonomous Administration and problems related to their implementation.

On Tuesday, the joint head of the Autonomous Administration legal council, Hakam Khelo, reported that they have issued 80 laws until now and implemented several of them, adding that the international community and Syrian government have not recognized the laws yet.

Khelo, who participated in the FFHR seminar, added that they are facing difficulties implementing the laws because the bylaws are still incomplete and they lack trained staff to ensure their implementation.

Khelo said that Autonomous Administration institutions in Northeastern Syria follow their own laws, with the exception of some institutions that follow Syrian government laws and regulations. Khelo added that the Autonomous Administration also uses Syrian government laws in cases that do not have legal precedent.

Berwin Abdul Fatah, a trainer at the FFHR and organizer of the seminar, said that the seminar is the last in a series of workshops organized by the FFHR in the cities of al-Raqqa, Amuda, and al-Malkiah. Abdul Fatah said that in they discussed the right to peaceful gatherings.

The Autonomous Administration controls about 30 percent of Syria in the governorates of Deir al-Zor, al-Hasakah, al-Raqqa, and Aleppo.