Project profile — Support to International Law for Syria


Syrian Legal Development Programme
2020-03-25 - 2020-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Syria (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Justice, law and order policy, planning and administration (15131) (100.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (0.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, many war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed. This project supports the Syrian Legal Development Program (SLDP) work with Syrian civil society organizations (CSOs), to increase their understanding of how to use judicial systems and public institutions, to attain justice and hold perpetrators of crime accountable. The project also focuses on identifying and holding companies and business leaders that have committed crimes accountable. The SLDP works to accomplish this by providing Western governments with information that can help them develop more targeted and robust sanctions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased ability of Syrian NGOs, including women-led NGOs, to creatively fight impunity; and (2) increased ability of stakeholders, including civil society and governments to influence and use alternative forms of accountability against perpetrators of financial crimes in Syria.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
08-10-2020 Disbursement -$160,900
08-10-2020 Disbursement $160,900
27-10-2020 Disbursement $160,900
18-03-2021 Disbursement $11,101
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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