The Situation of Human Rights in Lebanon

In 2018, the Lebanese government took some positive steps towards promoting human rights and showed willingness to comply with certain human rights matters. However, it clearly lacked the capacity and political will to further improve legislation, enforce laws, uphold the country’s international obligations, and create meaningful change. This remained the strongest obstacle for the protection, promotion, and fulfillment of human rights in Lebanon, as did the lack of public support and awareness on certain rights. The following report highlights Lebanon’s improvements and setbacks in the most pressing human rights issues throughout 2018.