Syria’s land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict. Greatest land grabs this century

A man shrouded in dust runs along a street carrying a small boy.It could be one the greatest land grabs this century: A real-estate law with profound implications for millions of Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them.

Key points:
Under new law, Syrians have just weeks to register and prove they own their homes before Government sells them off at auction
Millions who have fled or who are internally displaced by conflict are at a disadvantage
Syrian journalist says it’s a tactic by Bashar al Assad to force countries hosting refugees to make concessions to his government
Under the Syrian Government’s new Law Number 10, Syrians now have just weeks to register and prove they own their homes before the Government is able to sell them off at auction.

It is a means of regularising land titles and preparing for redevelopment after a period of hellish turmoil.

via Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)