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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 [...]

Policy Brief: Addressing the Protracted Refugee Crisis (October 2017)

This paper seeks to analyse and present policy options for long terms 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. Full policy brief: Policy [...]

Rights to a future: Threats to material safety (October 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 [...]

Reinforce human rights as an essential element in cooperation between the EU and Lebanon

In the coming months, the EU and Lebanon will agree on more detailed plans for the implementation of their partnership for the coming years. On the 17th of July, the EU-Lebanon Association Council will convene, following the agreement on new Partnership Priorities plus Compact and an Outline of a Single Support Framework. Whereas human rights [...]

Establishing the Primacy of Human Rights in Security Sector Reform in Lebanon

Foreign donors and security agencies are multiplying their efforts to reform the security sector in Lebanon. In such context, ALEF advocates for a security sector reform (SSR) approach that promotes human rights compliance in addition to state empowerment and the inclusion of civil society in the process. Based on interviews with security agencies, foreign donors, [...]