European Parliament Calls for UN Probe into Beirut Blast

Click to expand Image The Lebanese Association of Lawyers march at the First Anniversary of Port Blast, Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2021. © 2021 Elisa Gestri/Sipa USA/AP Images This week the European Parliament heeded calls from survivors of the August 2020 Beirut blast, families of the victims, and many human rights groups to establish […]

Lebanon: Action Needed on Syrian Refugee Education Crisis

Click to expand Image Fewer than half of the school-age refugee children in Lebanon are in formal education. (Brussels) – Governments should address the unprecedented education crisis facing Syrian refugee children in Lebanon at the March 30, 2021, ministerial conference in Brussels on Supporting Syria and the Region, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors should […]

Lebanon: Sexual Harassment Law Missing Key Protections

Click to expand Image Activists take part in a demonstration against sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence in the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 7, 2019. © ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images (Beirut) – Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law falls short of international standards by addressing sexual harassment solely as a crime and neglecting prevention, […]

Lebanon: Blow to Migrant Domestic Worker Rights

Click to expand Image Protestors holding banners calling for the abolishment of Lebanon’s controversial kafala sponsorship system. © 2019 Adib Chowdhury / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images (Beirut) – Lebanon’s State Shura Council, the country’s top administrative court, delivered a sharp blow to migrant domestic worker rights by suspending the implementation of a new standard […]

Syria’s 100 Dollar Barrier to Return

Click to expand Image Members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate oversee Syrian refugees boarding a bus to take them home to Syria, in the northern Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Bilal Hussein The Syrian government insists that each Syrian national entering Syria must exchange US$100 for […]

Lebanon Risks Another Trash Crisis

Click to expand Image A beach where a heavy winds and strong waves washed ashore piles of garbage in Keserwan, north of Beirut, Lebanon, on 23 January 2018.  © 2018 Marwan Naamani/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Beirut’s port explosion, which killed 212 people and obliterated large parts of the city on August 4, has put additional strains on […]

Lebanon: Entry Ban Follows Gender, Sexuality Conference

Expand People wave a Lebanese national flag during a protest in Central Beirut December 11, 2006. © 2006 Reuters (Beirut) – Lebanese General Security has banned a group of activists and academics from re-entering Lebanon following their participation in a September 2018 conference on gender and sexuality, Human Rights Watch, the Arab Foundation for Freedoms […]

A Child Bride’s Attempted Suicide in Lebanon

The tragic situation of the 16-year-old child bride who attempted suicide should prompt Lebanon&rsquos parliament to finally pass a law ending child marriage in the country. Expand The parliament building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 27, 2016.&nbsp &copy 2016 Reuters Media and other reports repeat the girl leaped in the roof of her parents&rsquo house […]