One Hundred Years of the First Syrian Constitution

Since 2016, the European Center for Kurdish Studies EZKS organizes workshops on constitutional law with members of the Syrian opposition and Syrian civil society.

On the occasion of the centenary of the first Syrian constitution, the EZKS will organize a workshop to discuss the history of decentralization in Syria as reflected in the different constitutions as well as decentralization in the MENA region. As in the last year, members of the Constitutional Committee will participate in the meeting – this year in person and online. In addition, all inputs will be available to the public via live stream.

  • December 11: Welcoming by Eva Savelsberg (EZKS), introduction by Prof. Dr Eva Maria Belser, 10.00 – 10.30, 10.30 – 11.00; The History of decentralization in Syria – The Constitutions of 1920, 1950, 1973, and 2012 at a glance. 11:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 16:00; Kurdish-Christian requests for decentralisation in the 1930s, 16.30 – 17.30.
  • December 12: Decentralization in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. 12:00 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:30, and 16:00 – 17:00.
  • December 13: What can we learn from decentralization in the MENA region? 12:30 – 13:00.

The event will be streamed in Arabic and German. The detailed online program is available Here.  You can also find more information on this and other events by visiting our events page: 


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