New social contract formed for northeast Syria

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, the expanded committee for drafting the social contract for northeast Syria began holding its meetings with the participation of 157 representatives of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), political and human rights figures, and delegates from the civil society institutions.

The 3-day meetings will be held in the hall of the Sardam Center for Culture in the city of Hasakah, northeast Syria.

On July 15, a mini-committee of 30 members was formed to prepare a draft of the social contract, which will be considered as a constitution that will regulate the work of the Autonomous Administration politically, economically and socially if it is approved after discussion and submitted to the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration.

At the beginning of the formation of the Autonomous Administration there was a document of understanding among seven civil councils, and a social contract for the Jazira Region, Kobani and Afrin at the time, Talal Muhammad, member of the committee, said.

The social contract document will be sent after discussion to the General Council for approval, and it is likely to be submitted to a referendum, to be like a constitution for the northeast Syria, he told North Press.

The political and military developments, the recent Turkish threats and the coronavirus pandemic were behind the delay in holding these meetings and the work of the committee, He added.

Reporting by Jindar Abdulqader