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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ALEF-act for human rights, calls on the Lebanese authorities to open an impartial and independent investigation into the unlawful use of force against protesters during the August 22, 23 demonstrations.

ALEF-act for human rights, calls on the Lebanese authorities to open an impartial and independent investigation into the unlawful use of force against protesters during the August 22, 23 demonstrations. In response to the waste management crisis, Lebanese citizens have demonstrated over the weekend in protest to the government ineffectiveness in finding solutions to the [...]

The United Nations Committee against Torture’s report confirms shared concerns amongst Lebanese civil society organizations (CSOs) on the occurrences of torture and ill-treatment in Lebanese detention facilities. Together, Lebanese CSOs present methods to prevent and combat this serious human rights violation.

Beirut, October 20, 2014   The United Nations Committee against Torture’s report confirms shared concerns amongst Lebanese civil society organizations (CSOs) on the occurrences of torture and ill-treatment in Lebanese detention facilities. Together, Lebanese CSOs present methods to prevent and combat this serious human rights violation.   On 7 October 2014, the UN Committee against [...]

ALEF-Act for Human Rights publishes its annual report on the status of human rights in Lebanon for 2013

ALEF-Act for Human Rights publishes its annual report on the status of human rights in Lebanon for 2013   February 18th, 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon, On the occasion of the launching of its Annual report on the status of human rights in Lebanon for 2013, Dr. Elie Abouaoun, Member of the Board and Secretary General [...]

ALEF-Act for Human Rights call on the Lebanese authorities to make every effort to banish the practice of torture in Lebanon.

Beirut, June 26, 2013 – to commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, ALEF-Act for Human Rights call on the Lebanese authorities to make every effort to banish the practice of torture in Lebanon. As a signatory of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or [...]

Liban: Tarek Rabaa en grève de la faim depuis deux semaines Des organisations de défense des droits de l’homme exigent sa libération immédiate

Liban: Tarek Rabaa en grève de la faim depuis deux semaines Des organisations de défense des droits de l’homme exigent sa libération immédiate Tarek Rabaa a entamé une grève de la faim il y a deux semaines. Alors que son procès devant le tribunal militaire de Beyrouth est toujours en cours, les organisations de défense [...]

Lebanon: Two weeks of hunger strike for Mr. Tarek Rabaa Human rights organizations demand his immediate release

Lebanon: Two weeks of hunger strike for Mr. Tarek Rabaa Human rights organizations demand his immediate release   Mr. Tarek Rabaa has been on hunger strike for 2 weeks. The undersigned organizations demand his immediate release pending trial, which would effectively end the excessive period of pre-trial detention for which he has been held. Furthermore, we [...]

ALEF – Act for Human Rights is deeply concerned about increasing infringements on freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, as evidenced by the recent actions taken by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to prevent citizens to protest in the perimeters of the Lebanese Parliament

ALEF – Act for Human Rights is deeply concerned about increasing infringements on freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, as evidenced by the recent actions taken by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to prevent citizens to protest in the perimeters of the Lebanese Parliament. While every government has the right to take appropriate action [...]