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(Geneva, September 10, 2018) - Over a year ago, in May 2017, Lebanon underwent its first review by the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT).

On April 5, 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee (HR Committee) published its Concluding Observations after reviewing Lebanon’s implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – ratified by Lebanon in 1972 – during an interactive dialogue in March 2018.

Ahead of Lebanon’s third periodic review before the UN Human Rights Committee (HR Committee) on March 15 and 16, 2018, Alkarama submitted its shadow report on February 12, evaluating the situation of civil and political rights in the country.

Lebanon
Alkarama Person of contact for country
Ines Osman, Email : ines - at - alkarama -dot- org , Twitter : @Ines_Osman
Our concerns
  • Recurrent violations committed by the security services in the context of counter-terrorism, including the routine practice of torture, regularly used to extract confessions;  
  • Trial of civilians by exceptional jurisdictions, namely military courts and the Judicial Council;
  • Judicial harassment of citizens for expressing their opinions, including on social media.

 

Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
ICCPR Ratified ?
ICCPR Ratification Date
Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
Date last Concluding Observations by Human Rights Committee
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
UNCAT Ratified ?
UNCAT Ratification Date
OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
OP UNCAT Date
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
UNCAT Art 20 (confidential inquiries) ratified ?
UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
Date of last Concluding Observations by Committee against Torture (CAT)
Next CAT State Report Due
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
ICPPED Ratified ?
Human Rights Council
Date last Universal Period Review (UPR)
UPR Next Review
National Human Rights Institution
Accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)
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