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Addressing Key Issues Concerning Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The Working Group for Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon (WG PASC) is a voluntary, inter-organizational network of 31 local CSOs, facilitated by ALEF - act for human rights. Open to all local CSOs working with individuals affected by the Syrian crisis, WG PASC aims to enhance the capacity and influence of CSOs [...]

Community Perceptions Report September – November 2023

ALEF – act for human rights is implementing the WE’AM project (Working for Engagement, Acceptance and Mediation), funded by the EU and lead by OXFAM, which aims to contribute to a people-centered recovery of Lebanon, in line with 3RF and particularly its Pillar 3 focusing on supporting a socially cohesive environment. Considering the multi-layered crisis [...]

Community Perceptions Report December 2023 – February 2024

ALEF – act for human rights is implementing the WE’AM project (Working for Engagement, Acceptance and Mediation), funded by the EU and led by OXFAM, and which aim is to contribute to a people-centered recovery of Lebanon, in line with 3RF and particularly its Pillar 3 that supports a socially cohesive environment. Considering the multi-layered [...]

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 [...]