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Syrian Arab Republic
  • Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic1, 1973
  • Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic2, 2012

The Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic, 1973, states in its 14th Article that public ownership includes natural resources, but does not provide explicitly for environmental protection.

The Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic approved in 2012 provides for environmental protection:
"Article 27: Protection of the environment shall be the responsibility of the state and society and it shall be the duty of every citizen."

For more precise information regarding environmental protection in Syria, please access the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Legislation regarding natural resources, sustainable development and protection of the environment in Syria is available at http://faolex.fao.org.





1. The previous Constitution of Syria is available on the World Intellectual Property Organization's website.
2. The official English version of the Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic is available on the Syrian Arab News Agency website.