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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 [...]

Brussels 5 SitRep – Child Protection and SGBV

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 [...]

State of Emergency: Challenges to human rights obligations

ALEF- act for human rights is deeply concerned with the extensions of the state of emergency in Beirut. Following years of raising the alarm about a shrinking civic space, this decision can lead to more intimidation, repression, and abuse. Concerns on State of Emergency in BeirutDownload

August 4 Blast: Concerns on Investigative and Accountability Capacities

This short brief explores from ALEF's perspectives and experience the concerns with respect to the inquiries and prosecutions related to the August 4 - Beirut Port Blast. ALEF- act for human rights is particularly concerned with the ability, willingness and capacity of the Lebanese authorities to lead a proper investigation since the legal and justice [...]