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International Support for Lebanon: Ways Forward

After the shocking and tragic blast that hit Lebanon on Tuesday 4 August, an international donor conference was organised by French President Macron on 9 August. Nearly $300 million was pledged in direct support to the Lebanese population. In his opening remarks, Macron said the funds would primarily support healthcare, food security, education and housing. [...]

تفجير بيروت – موقف منظمات مجتمع المدني اللبناني

يروت،                                                                                                             [...]

Beirut Blast – Statement of Lebanese CSOs

Beirut 7/8/2020 1. Beirut Explodes On August 4, 2020, Beirut was hit by the biggest explosion in its history, leading to more than 220 killed, seven thousand wounded, and tens of missing (according to the latest figures by the Ministry of Public Health) before the Lebanese army announced that it would stop the search for [...]

تعرب ألف – تحرّك من أجل حقوق الإنسان عن قلقها الشديد حيال القرار المزعوم الذي صدر مؤخرًا بشأن الملاحقة الجنائيّة لكلّ من ينتقد رئيس الجمهوريّة مما من شأنه، في حال ثبتت صحّته، أن يحدّ من حريّة التعبير في لبنان.

بتاريخ 16 حزيران/يونيو 2020، أفاد موقع Lebanon Debate بأنّ المدعي العام التمييزي القاضي غسّان عويدات هدد بإقامة ملاحقة "جنائيّة" بحقّ أي فردٍ متورّط في نشر تعليقات "عدائيّة" على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي بحق رئاسة الجمهوريّة. في حال تأكّدت صحّة هذا القرار، فسيشكّل صفعةً جديّة للحريّات في لبنان. فعند انتخاب الرئيس ميشال عون، أشادت ألف بالإعلان الصادر [...]

ALEF- act for human rights is deeply concerned by the recent alleged decision to criminally prosecute critics of the President of the Republic, which, if accurate, will further curb the freedom of expression in Lebanon.

On June 16, 2020, Lebanon Debate reported that the public prosecutor Mr. Ghassan Ouaidate threatened to “criminally” prosecute any individual involved in posting social media comments “offensive” to the Presidency of the Republic.   If verified, this decision would be a  serious setback for the freedoms in Lebanon. Upon the election of President Michel Aoun, [...]

The Human Rights Implications of Quarantine Measures to Address COVID-19

This policy brief builds upon and supports the National Human Rights Commission’s statement on the need to respect human rights in the response against COVID-19. As the National Emergency Task Force for COVID-19 plans to introduce further quarantine measures to contain and delay the spread of the virus it is critical that the human rights [...]

Forced Deportations to Syria: Rights Organizations Call on Lebanon to Respect the Rule of Law

Eight Lebanese organizations have called on Lebanese authorities to respect the rule of law and ensure that Syrian nationals have the right of defense against forcible deportation to Syria. These organizations are: The Legal Agenda, Frontiers Rights, Alef, Lebanese Center for Human Rights, Umam for Documentation and Research, Lebanon Support, SMEX and Lebanese Labor Watch. [...]

Keeping Track of Commitments

by Francisca AnkrahPrograms Manager, ALEF act for human rights The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has often been criticized by governments and NGOs alike as inefficient, which is certainly the case when states treat it exclusively as an elaborate reporting exercise that repeats itself every five years. The UPR’s purpose lies in its process more than [...]

نشرت منظمة ألف-تحرك من أجل حقوق الإنسان تقريرها السنوي عن أهم التحديات والتطورات التي طرأت على واقع حقوق الإنسان في لبنان خلال عام 2018.

10 نيسان 2019 بيان صحفي منظمة الف - تحرك من أجل حقوق الانسان التقرير السنوي عن حالة حقوق الانسان في لبنان - 2018 نشرت منظمة ألف-تحرك من أجل حقوق الإنسان تقريرها السنوي عن أهم التحديات والتطورات التي طرأت على واقع حقوق الإنسان في لبنان خلال عام 2018. بداية, سرد د. إيلي أبو عون، الأمين العام، [...]

ALEF publishes its Annual Report

April 10, 2019 ALEF – Act for Human Rights published its annual report on the most critical challenges and developments to human rights in Lebanon in 2018. Dr. Elie Abou Aoun, ALEF’s Secretary General, highlighted some positive, although delayed, steps which were taken by Lebanese authorities promoting in human rights. These included holding the Parliamentary [...]