Euro-Med Monitor in Lebanon

The security situation in Lebanon deteriorated in 2013 with violence spilling over from the armed conflict in Syria. Sectarian tensions led to deadly clashes in Tripoli and Saida amidst a climate of impunity for gunmen. Internal Security Forces (ISF) subjected suspected drug users, sex workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in their custody to ill-treatment and torture. Migrant domestic workers were excluded from the labor law and subjected to restrictive immigration rules based on employer-specific sponsorship—the kafala system—which put workers at risk of exploitation and abuse. Discriminatory provisions that significantly harm and disadvantage women continued to exist in personal status laws, determined by an individual’s religious affiliation.

Lebanon: Parliamentary elections marred with irregularities

Lebanon: Investigate migrant boat capsizing incident off Tripoli coast

Lebanon: Assaulting a domestic worker is shocking but only the tip of the iceberg

Lebanon: Attempts of obstructing justice for Beirut port explosion victims continue

Good news on Euro-Med Monitor's joint efforts towards ceasing human rights violations – August 2021

Falling into the Abyss: Lebanon's worsening crises

‘Falling into the abyss’: Euro-Med Monitor’s new report on Lebanon's worsening crises

Methods and tools of torture used in prisons and detention centers

At Euro-Med Monitor webinar: experts urge to criminalize torture in the Middle East

Syria in the lead.. Euro-Med Monitor report: Widespread torture in the Arab region