Public Hearings for the Victims of Torture: The Presence of the Absent Torturer

Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission dedicated its first public hearings to the victims of grave human rights violations. Those accused of involvement in these vimore >>

Khitan in Egypt: From Penal Code to Judicial Practice

In December 2016, the Suez Criminal Court sentenced a doctor who performed [what is commonly referred to as] female circumcision (khitan) [or female genital mutilation], more >>

​​​​​​​Bill Curbing Civil Society in Egypt: A Legal Appraisal

On November 30, 2016, the Egyptian parliament suddenly approved a secretly-drafted bill regulating the work of civic associations, with no public discussion at a time whemore >>

Children’s Rights Violations in the Context of the Civil and Youth Movement (#YouStink)... more >>

The Launch of the ‘Judicial Independence: a Social Priority in Lebanon’ Project... more >>

Civil Society Backs Families of Missing After Calls to Reconsider Lebanese State Council Decision... more >>

Open Letter to Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam... more >>

Mental Health Strategy in Lebanon: An Anthropological Critique

In May 2015, the Lebanese Ministry of Health launched a five-year national strategy entitled Mental Health and Substance Use: Prevention, Promotion, and Treatment. As ant... more >>

Right of Disabled to Working in Lebanon: Complicity and Non-compliance

On February 13, 2017, the Lebanese State Council’s first chamber issued a final decision on guaranteeing disabled people’s right to work in the private sector... more >>

‘Settling’ Beirut: Residents Rebel Against the Club Clamor in Hamra

There are some resources that we hold in common, such as the air we breathe and the water we drink. We take them for granted, but their widespread availability makes ever... more >>

Accusing Aboutrika: Taking Terror Laws Lightly

On January 12, 2017, the sixth division of the Criminal Court of Greater Cairo ruled to add 1,502 individuals to lists of terrorists, at the request of the public prosecu... more >>

Defending Tiran and Sanafir: Khalid Ali Remembers (II)

The Court and its Impressions of the Case and the Pleadings What mattered to me most was that from the first hearing, the court’s impressions of the case are pos... more >>

How to end interference in the judiciary?

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Open the Doors

More than 24,700 children live in orphanages; this is more than 2% of Lebanese children. Around 90% of them are not orphans, but children from poor families unable to care for them... more >>

Homosexuality is not a crime

In Lebanon, homosexuals continue to be arrested and prosecuted for their sexual orientation, based on Article 534 of the Criminal Code, which sanctions “sexual intercourse ag... more >>

Testimony of Former General Ahmad Agheilovi in the case of Braka coast

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Advocate for the rights of "day-workers" in court

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