English news and press release on lebanon about protection and human rights. Lebanon world middle eastnorth africa human rights watch. Lebanon is a small country with a total population of 4,223,553 world bank, 2010. Findings revealed that human rights and peace education were endorsed in the aims and objectives of the 1997 curriculum. Civil liberties and international human rights groups say lebanons. Most political parties failed to make public commitments to strengthen human rights protections. The long todo list of lebanons minister for human rights. The head of a lebanese human rights organization warned that, the europeans advocacy for human rights in lebanon has waned. Report of the united nations high commissioner for human rights on the. Everything you need to know about human rights in lebanon.
Lebanon is the most religiously diverse country in the middle east and the two biggest religious groups are christians and muslims. Beirut declaration on faith for rights there are as many paths to god as there are souls on earth. Beirut 2019 thematic workshop on human rights in armed. The 2018 event was banned after the main organiser was arrested by police officials. Despite police brutality, arbitrary arrests, intimidation, assassinations and smear campaigns, young people across the region are determined to claim their future. Likewise, certain areas of lebanon such as the beqaa valley and saida are more muslim while cities like batroun and byblos are more christian. Lebanons government is accused of swarming whatsapp to catch protesters protest organizers, lawyers and rights advocates tell npr the authorities have adopted surveillance tactics, including. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, and committed to their promotion and protection henceforth. Yet as conflict and unrest continues to plague many parts of the arab world, human rights have taken a backseat to national security. Every year, amnesty international evaluates the human rights situation in countries around the world. Stay up to date and learn about key human rights issues in lebanon. There are two types of bankruptcy declarations that you can file. Barriers to education for syrian refugee children in lebanon, july. Matar, who lives in boston but was born and raised in lebanon, said that on trips home in 2014.
Lebanese security services handling of protests is a. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. Human rights watch has accused israel of committing war crimes for systematically failing to distinguish between combatants and civilians in their attack on lebanon. Mar 09, 2020 lebanons government is accused of swarming whatsapp to catch protesters protest organizers, lawyers and rights advocates tell npr the authorities have adopted surveillance tactics, including. He also referenced the work the british embassy is doing in support of human rights in lebanon, including on womens rights, statelessness, standards. The lebanese center for human rights cldh is a local nonprofit, nonpartisan lebanese human rights organization based in beirut. The concept of human rights has become a wellknown and widely accepted term to use. Police officials banned the event, citing incitement to immorality and breach of public morality. Human rights report released on march 11, 2020 report lebanon international religious freedom report released on june 21, 2019 report lebanon report trafficking in persons report released on june 20, 2019 report lebanon to walk the earth in safety 2019 released on april 3, 2019 report lebanon. Lebanons government is accused of swarming whatsapp to catch. The eu and unicef launch child rights toolkit in lebanon.
The delegation of the european union in lebanon eu and the united nations childrens fund unicef beirut office launched today the euunicef child rights toolkit in. Beirut ap local officials in lebanon are throwing syrian out of their towns in a violation of their rights as refugees and residents, a human rights group said in a new report released friday. The aim of the programme is to support the next generation of experts, academics and practitioners and to give them the practical experience needed for building up their professional career and academic activities. This study aims to examine how the civics textbooks in lebanon addressed human rights and peace education, both of which are crucial in any attempt to build cohesion in a postconflict society.
To do so, it must submit a statement of its doctrine and moral principles to the cabinet. Human rights watch said it has documented evictions in towns and villages putting more than 3,600 syrians on the streets since 2017. In may, the isf banned several activities organized by beirut pride. Lebanons political institutions were paralyzed as the country remained without a president, and parliamentary electionsinitially planned for june 20 and then november 2014were postponed. The lebanese antiriot police fired gas tears canisters, rubbercoated steel. Lebanons intelligence service said he confessed during questioning to being a warden at khiam prison, which was run by the sla during israels 18year occupation of southern lebanon. Lebanon is a levantine country in the northern arabian peninsula, located on the eastern shore of the mediterranean sea and bordered by syria to its north and east, and israel to its south. Beirut, november 15, 2019 lebanese authorities have been increasing their reliance on insult and defamation laws to silence journalists, activists, and others critical of government policies and corruption, human rights watch said in a report released today. Lebanons government is accused of swarming whatsapp to. Lebanese centre for human rights cldh peace insight. Promotion and protection of rights of migrant domestic. Palestinian refugees resident in lebanon continue to face discrimination and to be denied access to adequate housing and certain categories of employment. Photo geneva centre for human rights advancement and global dialogue. Human rights watch defends the rights of people in 90 countries.
Varying interpretations are possible, with differences usually being based on cultural background. Us man accused of human rights violations freed in lebanon. Human rights in lebanon report of the special rapporteur on the right to food, jean ziegler, on his mission to lebanon ahrc28 report on the special rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, sigma huda mission to lebanon ecn. The office of the united nations high commissioner for human rights ohchr is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of human rights officer in beirut, lebanon. Alef act for human rights is a lebanese nonprofit, nonpartisan human rights watchdog organization that works on documenting, and promoting human rights. To mark the 30th anniversary of the crc, people gathered at horsh beirut for the child rights festival on 5 july 2019. On august 19, local media published leaked photos purportedly showing entrances to several secret, hizballahrun prisons in beiruts southern suburbs where. The right to privacy in lebanon privacy international. George held different positions at alef managing several projects on promoting protection mechanisms against arbitrary detention, the prevention of torture, the abolition of the death penalty, the syrian refugee monitoring unit srmu and. Life the lebanese institute for democracy and human. The protests took place near the beirut headquarters of the lebanese parliament. Rdfl has implemented programs in the fields of education on womens rights, eliminating violence against women and promoting adult literacy, which aim to promote the empowerment of women in social, economic, and political fields. From algiers to beirut, hundreds of thousands of citizens demonstrated to demand their basic human rights. Lebanon 4 international religious freedom report for 2018 united states department of state bureau of democracy, human rights, and labor by law, religious groups may apply to the government for official recognition.
This guide to law online lebanon contains a selection of lebanese legal, juridical, and governmental sources accessible through the internet. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Lebanon world middle eastnorth africa human rights. We, faithbased and civil society actors working in the field of human rights and gathered in beirut on 2829 march 2017, in culmination of a trajectory of meetings initiated by the office of the united nations. The rights situation in lebanon deteriorated in 2019, culminating in widespread antigovernment protests that began on october 17. For the fourth year in a row, the karama beirut human rights film festival is back for another round of spectacular visual storytelling. In 2017, lebanese parliament amended and passed several laws that improve human rights in lebanon and reaffirm the realization of several efforts by lebanese civil society in areas concerning elections, transparency, womens rights, and torture prevention. Lebanon held parliamentary elections in may 2018, the first such elections since 2009. Human rights watch accuses israel of war crimes for. Ongoing judicial harassment against members of the lebanese centre for human rights cldh, ms. Despite the crackdown, other lgbt rights groups, including helem and the arab foundation for freedoms and equality, organised several events. Rights amid turmoil sets the agenda of the launch today of the arab master in democracy and human rights in beirut, lebanon. The festival included different activities, varying from interactive theatre, storytelling, puppet shows, music, paint and craft workshops, hakawati and live performances.
Lebanons new cabinet met for the first time on wednesday, but the countrys tenacious protest movement hasnt seemed to lose momentum. Human rights organizations all agree that lebanon still lags behind in its compliance with international treaties and conventions. Cldh was created in 2006 by the francolebanese movement solida support for lebanese detained arbitrarily, which has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and. Lebanon 3 country reports on human rights practices for 2018 united states department of state bureau of democracy, human rights and labor in a july 15 report released by the ngo human rights watch hrw, local actor. George ghali is the programs director at alefact for human rights alef, lebanon. Arab master on human rights launched in beirut the. Representative, human rights at ohchr, beirut, lebanon.
Mar 19, 2020 lebanon s intelligence service said he confessed during questioning to being a warden at khiam prison, which was run by the sla during israels 18year occupation of southern lebanon. Over half of palestinian refugees live in decaying and chronically overcrowded camps or in informal gatherings that lack basic infrastructure. Recent legislative reforms include changing the electoral law and the prohibition of marital rape, as well as the criminalization. Demonstrable commitment and expertise in international human rights, labour rights, equitable development, or social justice. Lebanon amnesty international usa human rights organization. Convention on the rights of the child unicef lebanon. Certain areas of beirut are more christian and others are more muslim. Human rights and peace education in the lebanese civics. Based on information obtained by alahkbar, a beirutbased media outlet. The ohchr regional office in beirut provided assistance to the human rights.
Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. The file is big with many ramifications involving several ministries and time is tight. The lebanese institute for democracy and human rights life is an independent, humanitarian, nonprofit and nongovernmental organization. Lebanon human rights agenda amnesty international february 2019 index. Download logo deprose muchena is the director of amnesty internationals east and southern africa regional office in our. The office of the united nations high commissioner for human rights ohchr is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of representative, human rights officer in beirut, lebanon. Human rights in lebanon report of the special rapporteur on the right to food. Lebanon has seen mass antigovernment demonstrations since october 17, 2019, when the government announced a slew of new taxes. A clear understanding, vision, and strategic insight on human rights in business andor in the global economy, and how to make change happen. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence. This workshop examines the complementarity between international human rights law ihrl and other legal frameworks, in particular international humanitarian law ihl. The laf has a human rights unit that engaged in human rights training through various international organizations.
Rendezvous in beirut with human rights film festival. Zonta international envisions a world in which womens rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. Human rights in the middle east and north africa amnesty. Today 192 nations nearly every nation in the world. The country has registered reservations regarding individual complaints on all international human rights treaties, and appeals to international human rights bodies or special procedures such as the committee against torture are accessible only after exhausting all domestic remedies. Beirut transgender women in lebanon face systemic violence and discrimination, human rights watch, helem, and mosaic said in a report and video released today. End systemic discrimination against transgender women protect against discrimination, simplify legal gender recognition. Download the soundcloud app on the web, ios, android, sonos, chromecast.
Human rights watch world report 20, lebanon thu 07 feb 20 at 16. Human rights observers accuse lebanese security forces. Lebanon human trafficking news monitoring ein human rights. Coronavirus delivers tough blow to lebanons dying economy. That statement by ayman choucair, lebanons minister for human rights, underlines the challenges he faces in the newly created portfolio in prime minister saad hariris government. The situation of human rights in lebanon 2017 alef. They have focused primarily on lebanons stability and have increasingly turned a blind eye to human rights violations against refugeesand lebanese citizens.
In 2018, the organizer of beirut pride, hadi damien, was arrested and forced to cancel the event. Cldh lebanese center for human rights beirut, lebanon. Lebanon human trafficking news service from ein news. The isf human rights unit continued its collaboration with ngos, civil society, and other stakeholders to improve and advise on human rights procedures and policies and to increase accountability. Human rights watch submission to the committee on the.
Gender equality as per the sustainable development goal sdg 5. In 2017, lgbt activists organised lebanons first pride parade, named beirut pride, but were forced to cancel due to terrorist threats from islamic radicals. Lebanons prime minister has acknowledged that the state is struggling to tackle the coronavirus fallout amid the crippling crisis. Lebanon statistics, rankings, news us news best countries. Human rights in lebanon refers to the state of human rights in lebanon, which were considered to be on par with global standards in 2004 some criminals and terrorists are said to be detained without charge for both short and long periods of time. Special thanks go to the staff of the various field offices of the united nations high commissioner for refugees unhcr for their extensive and generous support especially. Life the lebanese institute for democracy and human rights. Beirut, september 3, 2019 transgender women in lebanon face systemic violence and discrimination, human rights watch, helem, and mosaic said in a report and video. Human rabies is known to be endemic in countries bordering lebanon, but its prevalence in lebanon has not been studied before. Beirut 2019 thematic workshop on human rights in armed conflict. Aug, 2017 although it is totally legal to file for bankruptcy on your own, you should not risk your personal assets and future rights if you know little about bankruptcy law. Rights organizations call on lebanon to respect the rule of law. In a report this week, human rights watch said lebanons financial crisis and dollar shortage has resulted in a scarcity of medical supplies necessary to deal with the covid19 outbreak. Most of these refugees are settling in cities and periurban areas outside towns and villages, creating.594 26 9 1179 568 739 80 1117 1001 351 1227 357 841 466 231 1542 107 788 65 745 825 1051 887 1483 544 1166 451 683 1475 472 30 1224 486 509 437 568 1082 676 603 576 509 630 365 1245