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Advocacy Campaigns

Annex 4 Advocacy Campaigns  

Call for action to condemn the Lebanese authorities’ pervasive summons of peaceful activists infringing their right to freedom of expression

August 17, 2018 To: His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Mr. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Re: Call for action to condemn the Lebanese authorities’ pervasive summons of peaceful activists infringing their right to [...]

ALEF Written Statement at the Support the Future of Syria and the Region Conference

Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Days of Dialogue, April 24, 2018 Session I: Protecting Syrians across the region Written Statement: Protection Challenges in Lebanon[1]   In Lebanon, the conditions of refugees remain fragile, and refugees are still facing growing protection risks. Since the last conference, last year, several policies adopted by the [...]

The Situation of Human Rights in Lebanon -2017

In 2017, Lebanese Parliament amended and passed several laws that improve human rights in Lebanon and reaffirm the realization of several efforts by Lebanese civil society in areas concerning elections, transparency, women’s rights, and torture prevention. Recent legislative reforms include changing the electoral law and the prohibition of marital rape, as well as the criminalization [...]

Rights to a future: Threats to legal and physical safety (2017)

Currently, Lebanon hosts over 1.5 million Syrians and 500,000 registered Palestinian refugees1, amounting to the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Even though the Syrian refugee crisis is in its sixth year and there is an abundant ow of international support, policy- makers fail to respond to the crisis adequately and in [...]

Alternative Report to the Committee against Torture

In March 2016, the Government of Lebanon submitted its initial Report to the Committee against Torture (CAT) which reviews the situation of torture in Lebanon between 2001 and 2015, a period during which many changes and developments have occurred. Although this report did not contain any substantial observations or significant new information from the Government [...]

على لبنان التحقيق في تقارير عن تجسس واسع

على لبنان التحقيق في تقارير عن تجسس واسع يجب إنهاء أي برامج مراقبة تعسفية، والتحقيق في انتهاكات الخصوصية (بيروت) – قالت 7 منظمات حقوقية وإعلامية اليوم إن على النيابة العامة في لبنان التحقيق في التقارير التي تشير إلى وجود عملية تجسس سرية واسعة النطاق مرتبطة بـ "المديرية العامة للأمن العام اللبناني" (الأمن العام). أصدر باحثون [...]

Lebanon: Investigate Large-Scale Surveillance Reports

Lebanon: Investigate Large-Scale Surveillance Reports End Any Arbitrary Surveillance Program, Investigate Privacy Violations   (Beirut) – Lebanon’s general prosecutor should investigate reports of secret large-scale surveillance tied to a Lebanese intelligence agency, seven human rights and media organizations said today. Privacy and surveillance researchers on January 18, 2018, released a report alleging that a malware [...]

Nahr el Bared – Displacement and Return Monitoring

This report is the the outcomes of the Displacement and Return Monitoring Unit (DRMU). The mandate of the DRMU is to: Monitor the respect of human rights, especially those of vulnerable groups, inside new displacement camps. Monitor the return conditions of the displaced population after the cessation of hostilities in May 2007 The DRMU provided [...]

Addressing the Protracted Refugee Crisis

This paper seeks to analyse and present policy options for long term solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. These options stem from rights standards, and take into account the political, social, and economic challenges that Lebanon suffers from, including those created or exacerbated as a result of the crisis. Key Policy Elements Undergo [...]