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Human rights and humanitarian law concerns

ALEF – act for human rights is profoundly disturbed by the recent violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) committed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in its operations in Southern Lebanon as well as several Lebanon based non-state armed groups and strongly calls, short of a cessation of hostilities, for the full respect of IHL [...]

The Use of Force in Lebanon

Overview of the Enforced Legal Framework Monitoring and Analyzing the Human Rights Violations Committed during the Past Five Years The image of police officers is often associated with the exercise of force, though most police operations do not necessitate the use force. Only a handful of tasks require the use of force or the threat [...]

Improving Protection of Syrian Refugees and Mitigating Social Tensions in Lebanon through Effective Durable Solutions

Twelve years since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the humanitarian crisis resulting from the massive flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon goes beyond an emergency that can be addressed through relief programs solely. The “crisis” has become “protracted displacement” requiring a radical paradigm shift, through focusing efforts on finding effective durable [...]

Peacebuilding and Social Stability Challenges Faced by Municipalities within a Context of Ongoing Crises in Lebanon

In order to better understand the challenges faced by local governments, at the frontlines of community relations, ALEF conducted series of semi structured interviews with various stakeholders from municipalities across Lebanon to assess the current state of local authorities. To do so, ALEF selected several municipalities across Lebanon based on their diverse demographic composition to [...]

Informal Dialogue Meetings with Religious Leaders to Contribute to Freedom of Religion and Belief

ALEF - Act for Human Rights and Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation – Lebanon (DLR), launched a series of informal dialogue meetings that would engage religious leaders in contributing to freedom of religion and belief, between June and August 2022, among members of the Sustainable Network of Religious Leaders in the North of Lebanon, an [...]

ALEF – act for human rights is deeply concerned by the recent summoning of the families of the victims of the Port Explosion, the arbitrary raid of William Noun’s residence and his detention, and the use of force against peaceful protesters, re-iterating its call for an international investigation into the explosion.

In the aftermath of a protest on January 10, 2023 by the families of the victims of the Port Explosion against the illegal appointment of an alternative judge in the investigation of the explosion, 12 family members of the victims were summoned by the Judicial Police on request of the Public Prosecution Office for questioning [...]

تشعر ألف – تحرّك من أجل حقوق الإنسان بقلقٍ بالغ إزاء استدعاء أهالي ضحايا انفجار المرفأ، والغارة التعسفيّة على مكان إقامة وليام نون واحتجازه، واستخدام القوة ضد المتظاهرين السلميين، مكررةً دعوتها إلى تحقيقٍ دوليٍّ في الانفجار.

في أعقاب احتجاج 10 كانون الثاني 2023 من قبل عائلات ضحايا انفجار المرفأ على التعيين غير القانوني لقاضٍ بديل للتحقيق في الانفجار، استدعت الشرطة القضائية 12 فردًا من أفراد عائلات الضحايا بناءً على طلب النيابة العامة للتحقيق في 16 كانون الثاني بتهمة إثارة الشغب وتخريب قصر العدل في العدلية. يوم 13 كانون الثاني، استدعى أمن الدولة [...]

In the Name of Religion: Women’s unequal rights in Lebanon

Freedom of religion or belief must not be used for ends that conflict with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or other applicable human rights instruments. In Lebanon, religion has a significant impact on the social, political. As a result, the overall situation of women is impacted. The dominant culture and religions are key influencers in gender-based discrimination. [...]

Brussels Conference VI: Local Organizations’ Brief

Amidst an unprecedented economic crisis, a pandemic and political turmoil in Lebanon, local non- governmental organizations are facing an array of challenges that are impeding their missions. The Working Group for Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis (WG-PASC) is a network of 24 local organizations that work on humanitarian aid, protection services and policy reform [...]

تعرب المنظّمات الموقعة أدناه عن قلقها حيال خلفيّات توقيف المواطن “نشأت منذر”،وتَعارض هذا التوقيف مع مبدأي حريّة الدين والمعتقد وحريّة التعبير، وتدعو لأخذ التزامات لبنان والمواثيق الدولية بعين الاعتبار.

أوقفت المديريّة العامّة لأمن الدولة في لبنان، مساء الثلاثاء الأول من شباط 2022، المواطن نشأت منذر، الذي كانت قد انتشرت فيديوهاته المثيرة للجدل في الفترة الأخيرة على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي، وجرى نقاش العديد من الموضوعات التي طرحها في الإعلام. أتى التوقيف بناءً على إشارة النيابة العامة التمييزية، تجاوبًا مع إخبار تقدم به محامون وتأيد لاحقًا [...]