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Refugee Protection Watch – Annual Report 2021

This research concludes that Syria is still not a safe destination for return, and that conditions within Syria are further deteriorating. At the same time, living conditions within Lebanon continue to deteriorate severely, and pressure to return to Syria is increasing. Refugees lack reliable and up-to-date information on conditions inside Syria. Viable and sustainable alternatives [...]

ALEF – Act for Human Rights is deeply concerned by the recent allegations of torture of civilians detained by the Military Court, calling for an immediate inquiry by independent and competent judicial authorities.

In the aftermath of the violent Tayouneh clashes in the Chiyah area of the southern suburb of Beirut on the 14th of October 2021, more than 20 civilians were arrested upon the request of the military prosecutor for their alleged involvement in the clashes. Ten days later, more than 60 individuals were charged with murder, [...]

تعرب ألف – تحّرك من أجل حقوق الإنسان عن قلقها الشديد حيال المزاعم الأخرية بشأن تعّرض المدني ري المحتجزين من قبل المحكمة العسكرية إلى التعذيب ، وتدعو إلى إجراء تحقيق فوري من قبل السلطات القضائية المستقلة والمختصة

في أعقاب اشتباكات الطيونة العنيفة التي وقعت في منطقة الشياح في ضاحية بيروت الجنوبية يوم 14 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2021، تم اعتقال أكثر من 20 مدنياً بشكل تعسفي بناءً على طلب المدعي العسكري لتورطهم المزعوم في الاشتباكات. وبعد عشرة أيام على الحادثة، وجهت تهم القتل والتحريض وحيازة أسلحة نارية غير مرخصة وتخريب الممتلكات العامة والخاصة إلى [...]

Diversity & Citizenship: A selective teaching of notions

Lebanon has been going through a long series of crises since the end of summer 2019. From a financial collapse to socio-economic hardships coupled with a political deadlock, civil unrest, and a massive explosion that destroyed large parts of the capital Beirut, the country has not been able to address the most basic needs of [...]

Statement on the arrests of Syrian refugees outside of Syrian Embassy and risk of refoulement

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply concerned to learn of the deportation orders against six Syrian refugees who were arrested outside the Syrian embassy and taken to General Security detention center. We call on the Lebanese Authorities to respect the principle of non-refoulement, ensure proper judicial due process, access to legal counsel, and put [...]

إعادة السوريين من قبرص إلى لبنان تؤدي لسلسلة عمليات ترحيل لسوريا

بتاريخ 16 أيار/مايو 2021، غادر مركب بحري الشواطئ اللبنانية على متنه 56 شخصًا (39 رجلاً، سبع نساء و10 أطفال) وكان يقع المركب قبالة ساحل قبرص، على بعد حوالي 16 ميلاً بحريًا جنوب كيب جريكو القبرصي. قامت السلطات القبرصية بالتأكد من وثائق الأشخاص الذين كانوا على متنها، ثم منعتهم من الدخول إلى قبرص وأعادتهم إلى لبنان، [...]

Pushbacks from Cyprus to Lebanon leads to chain refoulement to Syria

On 16 May 2021, a boat left Lebanon with 56 migrants on board (39 men, seven women and ten children) and was located off the coast of Cyprus, approximately 16 nautical miles south of Cyprus’ Cape Greco. Cypriot authorities checked the documents of the people on board and then denied entry to Cyprus and pushed [...]

Brussels 5 SitRep – Migration and Freedom of Movement

This brief has been produced by the Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis Working Group (PASC WG) ahead of the Brussels V Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. The PASC WG is a network of 26 local Non-Governmental Organizations supporting vulnerable Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians. It aims to amplify the capacity [...]

Brussels 5 SitRep – Documentation and Deportations

This brief has been produced by the Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis Working Group (PASC WG) ahead of the Brussels V Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. The PASC WG is a network of 26 local Non-Governmental Organizations supporting vulnerable Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians. It aims to amplify the capacity [...]

Brussels 5 SitRep – Eviction and Social Tension

This brief has been produced by the Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis Working Group (PASC WG) ahead of the Brussels V Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region. The PASC WG is a network of 26 local Non-Governmental Organizations supporting vulnerable Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians. It aims to amplify the capacity [...]