Human rights and democracy in Lebanon

June 5, 2018
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Human rights are at the heart of the European Union’s external action. On May 28th 2018, the Council adopted the EU’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2017.

In its political dialogue with the Lebanese government the EU regularly advocates for human rights protection and carried out numerous activities and public outreach events to raise concerns, particularly with regards to the fight against torture and ill-treatment, women’s rights, children’s rights, rights of refugees and migrants, freedom of expression and ensuring a democratic electoral process.

Lebanon generally upheld and preserved respect for human rights and the rule of law and undertook some important key reforms, despite a challenging context.

For example, the country adopted a memorandum to facilitate birth and marriage registration of refugees and issued a waiver of the fees for residency permits for certain categories of Syrian refugees.


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Countries covered:

  • Lebanon