Syria’s Constitutional Committee has failed to make progress towards drafting a constitution for the future of Syria once again. The committee was created under UN auspices in Geneva in 2019, and consists of representatives from the Assad government, the Turkish-backed opposition, and a limited number of certain civil society members.
The opposition and government blamed each other for the lack of progress, and the committee has still not decided whether to amend the existing Syrian constitution or to create a new one.
The committee has been criticized by Syrian and international actors for its lack of progress, and also its monopoly on political negotiations for an end to the Syrian crisis. The committee has been widely observed not to reflect the reality on the ground in Syria. It excludes the Syrian Democratic Council and Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, despite the AANES governing significantly more territory and people than the Turkish-backed opposition that is represented at in the current negotiations.