The report entitled challenges for civil society and the promotion of economic and social rights, brings together recommendations from civil society actors and academics to strengthen Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and to better promote economic and social rights.
Socio-Economic Rights Base
The second report is an evaluation of civil society initiatives on economic and social rights, including a series of civil society initiatives focusing on multinational companies, free trade agreements, the right to decent work, the right to form trade unions, the right to an adequate standard of living, including access to housing, water and a clean environment.
The report examines how economic and financial policies of the EU affect the economies of Southern Mediterranean countries. It’s interesting to note the shortcomings of these policies with regard to civil and political rights.
This report examines both the historical development and current situation of Syrians working in Lebanon through the analysis of policies established and implemented by the Lebanese government. While the report is not an assessment of these policies, it nevertheless reflects on its impact on Syrians’ working conditions and livelihoods. In this vein, this report notably focuses on emerging dynamics of increased informality, exploitation, and dependence.
This report seeks to provide an overview of Lebanon’s current policy towards Syrian refugees, and to explore the new rules and regulations issued by General Security regarding the entry, residency, and departure of Syrian nationals. It also analyses the challenges pertaining to the current policy and its impact on the daily lives of Syrian refugees, with a special focus on their emerging illegality, their struggle for decent livelihood and working conditions, and increased informality and insecurity.
As eyes were peeled elsewhere in 2012, Lebanon was experiencing significant developments. The most notable of these moments within the Lebanese front were the demonstrations and push-backs by various labour movements against political and economic structures that have dominated the state for so long.
The launching event will include a screening of the animation movie “Dreams for Sale”, a presentation of the study’s findings and recommendations, and interventions by experts on migration issues from Nepal and Bangladesh.
Post-Civil War Context and Donor Intervention
Lebanon has made significant strides in improving education in recent years, but much remains to be done. A signatory of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Lebanon still needs to ensure that education be free, available and accessible for all, and that drop-out rates be cut from their currently very high levels.