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  1. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 24 of 2018 amending some Articles of Legislative Decree No. 148 of 1949 Regarding the Penal Code, concerning the issuance of marriage certificates outside the designated courts. (القانون رقم 24 لعام 2018 القاضي بتعديل بعض مواد قانون العقوبات الصادر بالمرسوم التشريعي رقم 148 تاريخ 22-6-1949 والمتعلقة بابرام عقود الزواج خارج المحاكم المختصة) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-24 | SYR-2018-L-109057

    This Law amends Articles 469, 470, 471 and 472 of Legislative Decree No. 148 of 1949 Regarding the Penal Code.

  2. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law No. 11 of 2013 amending the Legislative Decree No. 148 of 1949 concerning the Penal Code. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-06-30 | SYR-2013-L-96560

    This amendment adds an additional Article No. 488 to the Penal Code, which criminalizes all forms of recruitment and the use of children under the age of 18 by armed forces and armed groups, including taking part in direct combat, carrying and transporting weapons or equipment or ammunition, planting explosions, standing at checkpoints or carrying out surveillance or reconnaissance, acting as a distraction or human shield or assisting and/or serving the perpetrators in any way or form.
    In addition, the law increases penalties for the crime of rape against a girl under the age of 15 years.

  3. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 20 of 2013 on the Crime of Kidnapping and Due Penalties. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-04-02 | SYR-2013-R-96554

    The Decree set out the penalties for kidnapping offences, which range from a life sentence of penal labour to the death penalty. The penalty depends on the motive behind the kidnapping. If the motivation is for political or material gain, revenge, sectarian reasons or to obtain a ransoms the offence is punishable to a life sentence of penal labour. If the kidnapping results in death or serious injury of the victim or is sexually motivated, the offence is a capital offence and punishable by death.

  4. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Legislative Decree No. 110 of 2011 amending Penal Code No. 148 of 1949. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-08-29 | Date of entry into force: 2011-08-29 | SYR-2011-R-90201

    The Decree amends the fine in Article 335 of the Penal Code No. 148 of 1949, increasing it to twenty thousand Syrian pounds.

    The opening lines of Article 336 of the Penal Code No. 148 of 1949, are amended as follows: all crowds gathered in processions on public roads or in places open to the public is considered to be the gathering of a riot, and is punishable by imprisonment of one month to a year and a fine of fifty thousand Syrian pounds.

  5. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Amendment to Penal Code of 5 March 1996.

    Adoption: 1996-05-05 | SYR-1996-R-58432

    Makes several miscellaneous amendments to Penal Code of 22 June 1946 (issued by legislative decree No. 148). Deals with foreign judgements on crimes related to national security, types of penalties, abolition of the penalty of hard labour, penalties for infractions, penalty for murder, and several other matters.

  6. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Legislative Decree amending Penal Code (No. 148).

    Adoption: 1996-03-05 | SYR-1996-L-61876

    Amends Penal Code. Inter alia increases incarceration penalties as well as minimum and maximum fines for a number of offences.

  7. Syrian Arab Republic - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Legislative Decree No. 148 of 22 June 1949 - Penal Code

    Adoption: 1949-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 1949-09-01 | SYR-1949-L-35242

    Available in French.


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