Ghida Frangieh

is a Beirut-based lawyer and legal researcher

Denying Syrian Refugees Status: Helping or Harming Lebanon?

At the beginning of 2015, the General Directorate of General Security (“General Security”) modified the conditions of residence for Syrians pursuant to the policy -adopted by the...Read More >>

Interior Ministry Advisor: Lebanon Refugee Policy Based on Set of “Nos”

Editor’s note: After more than half a decade of war in Syria and the ensuing Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, The Legal Agenda is attempting to document the trends and positions that ...Read More >>

Manufacturing Precarious Nationality in Lebanon: The Naturalization Decree of 1994

In Lebanon, the relationship linking citizens to the state is precarious, and citizens’ access to rights and services is usually contingent on their closeness to the political leade...Read More >>

Lebanon Places Discriminatory Entry Restrictions on Syrians

For the first time since its establishment, the Lebanese state has imposed restrictive measures on the entry of Syrian nationals into the country. On December 31, 2014, Lebanon&rsquo...Read More >>

Forced Departure: How Lebanon Evades the International Principle of Non-Refoulement

As the security situation worsened in Syria, Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security (hereafter, “General Security”) declared its commitment to the principle o...Read More >>

Syrian Refugees in Limbo: Is Lebanon’s Establishment of Camps the Answer?

In light of conflicting political stances and the absence of consensus, the Lebanese state has taken no steps towards building Syrian refugee camps. Meanwhile, international organizations...Read More >>

The Hammam al-Agha Raid: Collective Prosecution in Violation of Individual Rights

On August 9, 2014, the Morals Protection Bureau of the Lebanese police raided the Hammam al-Agha (Turkish bathhouse) in Beirut and arrested all the employees and the customers at the scen...Read More >>

Lebanese High Court Consecrates the Right to the Truth: Natural Rights as a Foundation

On March 4, 2014, Lebanon’s State Council issued a historic ruling declaring that relatives of people who have disappeared have the right to the truth concerning the fate of their f...Read More >>

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