Mapping of Political Violence in Lebanon

Organisation: 
Lebanon Support
Type of Organisation: 
Research Institution
Launched in: 
2013
Description: 
Mapping of Political Violence in Lebanon (1975 - 2008) is a project by Lebanon Support in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Lebanon. The objective of the project is to gather incidents of political violence and human rights violations that occurred in Lebanon between 1975 and 2008 all in one interactive mapping. Mapped incidents include mass killings, bombardments of residential areas, systematic and widespread use of torture, assassinations, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, sieges of villages, and deprivation of civilian populations of food and water. The project also includes six interactive timelines, having geographically-specific records, of different periods that saw an escalation of violence. Information sources: The project reproduces the data of the report produced in September 2013 by ICTJ titled ?Lebanon?s Legacy of Political Violence: A Mapping of Serious Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lebanon, 1975-2008?.
Resources: 
http://civilsociety-centre.org/hist/map
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Documentation
Type of Activity: 
Research
Target Group: 
General public
Geographic Area: 
Nationwide
Status: 
Ongoing