Social Contract

A Social Contract is an implicit agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for social benefits, for example by giving up some individual freedom for state protection. 

In the context of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, the Constitution is officially titled Charter of the Social Contract, being the provisional constitution of the self-proclaimed autonomous region. The Social Contract was adopted in  2014, when the political wing of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) declared the three regions it controlled autonomous from the Syrian government and remaining an integral part of Syria. The Social Contract was renewed in 2023.