A series of selective Amnesty Laws

Organisation: 
Lebanese Government
Type of Organisation: 
Local Government
Launched in: 
2005
Description: 
In 2005, after the Syrian army withdrew from Lebanon and General Michel Aoun, a prominent figure in last chapters of civil war, returned to Lebanon form exile in France, Leader of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea, previously convicted of several assassinations including that of former PM Rachid Karameh, was granted special amnesty under Law 677. Similarly, in order to maintain sectarian equality of impunity, an Islamic militant group in Dinnieh and Majdal Anjar - convicted of clashing with the Lebanese National Army in 1999 and 2000 leaving several soldiers dead ? was granted another special amnesty.
Resources: 
International Center for Transitional Justice (2014): Failing to Deal with the Past. What cost to Lebanon?. https://www.ictj.org/sites/default/files/ICTJ-Lebanon-Impunity-Report-2014.pdf
Overall Objective: 
Justice and Non-Recurrence
Initiative's Approach: 
Amnesty and Laws
Target Group: 
Political Parties
Geographic Area: 
Nationwide
Status: 
Completed