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Manara: 2017-2021 strategic advocacy planning workshop

ALEF - Act For Human rights, along with its child volunteers, participated in the Manara network's 2017-2021 strategic advocacy planning workshop which took place in Cairo from the 19th till the 21st of December 2016. The workshop granted the child volunteers from the different partner organizations the opportunity to be part of the networks decision [...]

Child Friendly Report on the Right of the Child in Lebanon 2016

The Child led Data Collection (CLDC) methodology engages young researchers in gathering evidence of children’s situations and child rights violations. The methodology is child friendly and produces qualitative and quantitative evidence of everyday needs and priorities which can be used to inform change. Policies and programmes can then use this evidence to focus on needs [...]

Findings Report: Child Led Data Collection – 2016

The Child led Data Collection (CLDC) methodology engages young researchers in gathering evidence of children’s situations and child rights violations. The methodology is child friendly and produces qualitative and quantitative evidence of everyday needs and priorities which can be used to inform change. Policies and programmes can then use this evidence to focus on needs [...]

MANARA network directors meeting

ALEF act for human rights participated to the regional director’s meeting of the MANARA network for child rights taking place in Beirut from 25 to 30 November 2016. The regional meeting focuses on the strategic framework of the network till 2022 including main challenges affecting child rights in the region. The current events in the [...]

Promoting better human rights practices in security sector reforms implemented in Lebanon

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Lebanon) Enhancing communication between the Lebanese security sector and all stakeholders Strengthening ALEF’s advocacy towards security sector reform Sept 2016 – February 2017 […]

Guarantees during Court Proceedings, Detention and Appeal

Through the adoption of contemporary international procedures, the Lebanese legal system in theory guarantees due process and fair trials.  The  justice system now allows for civil lawsuits without recourse to the Sharia, the right to legal counsel in any criminal case, and an absolute protection against “double jeopardy”—a defendant may not be prosecuted twice for [...]

Guarantees during Arrest and Investigation

The principles of a fair trial are preserved by a wide array of international agreements and conventions that apply to citizens as well as the state.  The most significant of which are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The state of Lebanon has ratified [...]

Exceptional Courts

In Lebanon, the concept of a fair trial is directly challenged due to the presence of several exceptional courts. Their presence creates a form of justice that is outside the scope of ordinary law, allowing for a judiciary that is separate and inexpedient,. This is embodied namely in the Military Court, the Judicial Council, the [...]

The Syrian Refugees Monitoring Unit (SRMU)

To address policy directives at the national, regional and international level affecting Syrian refugees in Lebanon on matters of protection and durable solutions To promote a rights-based approach to assistance, relief, and programming of the humanitarian community working in Lebanon 2012 – Present PAX (Netherlands) […]

ALEF’s 2015 Lebanon Human Rights Report reveals a persistent poor record in fulfilling basic rights, despite meagre improvements

ALEF’s 2015 Lebanon Human Rights Report reveals a persistent poor record in fulfilling basic rights, despite meagre improvements  In 2015 the Lebanese government has shown willingness to comply with certain human rights matters; however cross-sectorial violations, lack of policies, inability and unwillingness to respond to challenges remain the strongest obstacles to state obligations in the [...]