Mapping of initiatives addressing conflicts in Lebanon

• This mapping, in partnership with the Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD), lists initiatives addressing war and conflicts in Lebanon since 1990, whether carried out by organisations or individuals.

The database provides an overview and description of each initiative. Intiatives are classified under three overall objectives: Compensation; Disarmament and Amnesty; Truth and Reconciliation.

• Use the various search filters to look through initiatives and check the legend to get the most out of the mapping.

• The objective of this mapping is to provide an easily accessible database on dealing with the past initiatives, whether governmental or non-governmental, as well as initiatives responding to contemporary conflicts.

Data collection, coding and categorisation was done by forumZFD. For more information on the project, please refer to this document.
If you or your organisation have launched an initiative that isn’t listed below, and you would like to be added to this mapping, please fill in this form and send it to Lebanon@forumzfd.de.

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Initiative's Title Organisation Type of Organisation Overall Objective Initiative's Approach Type of Activity Launched In Status Target Group Geographic Target
Meeting of Openness and Reconciliaiton -Leqa' al-Mosalaha w al-Mosaraha Political Parties/Local Communities Political Parties Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Other 2008 Completed Political Parties Nationwide
Lectures, Conferences and Exhibiitons Secular Club - American University of Beirut (AUB) Others Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue 2015 Ongoing Professionals, General public Beirut
Meeting of Openness and Reconciliaiton - Leqa' al-Mosalaha w al-Mosaraha Political Parties/Local Communities Political Parties Reconciliation Other Completed Political Parties Nationwide
Lebanon's Legacy of Political Violence: A Mapping of Serious Violations Of Human Rights And Humanitarian Law In Lebanon, 1975-2008 International Centre for Transitional Justice INGO Research Completed Professionals Nationwide
Failing to Deal With The Past, What Cost for Lebanon? International Centre for Transitional Justice INGO Research Completed Professionals Nationwide
How People Talk About The Lebanon Wars: A Study of The Perceptions And Expectations In Greater Beirut International Centre for Transitional Justice INGO Research Completed Professionals Nationwide
Heavens - Jana, Jana, Jana Zoukak Cultural Production Completed General public Nationwide
National Virtual Memorial Act for the Disappeared LNGO Truth-seeking Advocacy Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
We Want to Know - Badna Na'ref International Centre for Transitional Justice INGO Truth-seeking Research Completed Youth, General public Nationwide
Beit Beirut: Museum Mona Hallaq Memorials and Commemorations Ongoing General public Nationwide
Workshop Lebanon:The Case of Memorialisation Impunity watch INGO Public Discussions Dialogue Completed Victim Groups, Political Parties Beirut
Open Letter to PM Rafik Hariri Human Rights Watch INGO Documentation Lobbying, Advocacy Completed Government Institutions
We Don’t Differ - Ma Mnikhtelef Amel Association LNGO Public Discussions Dialogue Completed Youth Beirut
Reconciliation in Brih Lebanese Government Local Government Reconciliation Completed General public Mount Lebanon
The Right to Truth – President Michel Suleiman and Post-War Governments President of the Republic and Post-War Governments Truth-seeking Other Completed General public Nationwide
Opening of a Mass Grave in Yarzeh and Anjar Lebanese Government Local Government Truth-seeking Forensic Investigation Completed Nationwide
Law 364 Lebanese Government Local Government Humanitarian Assistance for Victims, Legislation Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
Higher Relief Commission Lebanese Government Local Government Humanitarian Assistance for Victims Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Public Apology during the announcement of Palestine in Lebanon - E'lan Philastin fi Lobnan Palestine State Embassy in Beirut Political Parties Public Apologies Other Completed General public Nationwide
Maronite Bishops Public Statement Maronite Bishops Public Statement Religious Institution Truth-seeking Completed General public
Muthakarat Ayoub - The Memoirs of Job Elias Khoury and Roger Assaf Cultural Production Completed General public Beirut
Three Posters Elias Khoury and Rabih Mroué Cultural Production Completed General public Beirut
Music Box Zoukak Cultural Production Completed General public International
Hamlet Machine Zoukak Cultural Production Completed General public Nationwide
Perform Autopsy - Mashrah Watani Zoukak Cultural Production Completed General public Nationwide
Silk Thread - kheyt Harir Zoukak Cultural Production Completed General public International
Ministry of the Displaced and The Central Fund of the Displaced Lebanese Government Local Government Compensation Reparation and Restitution Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 1993 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Amnesty Law Lebanese Government Local Government Disarmament and Amnesty Amnesty Legislation 1991 Completed Political Parties Nationwide
A series of selective Amnesty Laws Lebanese Government Local Government Disarmament and Amnesty Amnesty Legislation 2005 Completed Political Parties
Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee Lebanese Government Local Government Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Dialogue 2005 Inactive Professionals Nationwide
The National Education Strategy Lebanese Government Local Government Truth and Reconciliation History Teaching Other 2010 Inactive Government Institutions Nationwide
Several Fact Finding Commissions of Inquiry on the Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Lebanese Government Local Government Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Forensic Investigation 2000 Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
Law 434 Lebanese Government Local Government Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Humanitarian Assistance for Victims, Legislation 1995 Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
Law 364 : Compensation to Lebanese Former Detainees in Israeli Prisons Lebanese Government Local Government Compensation Reparation and Restitution Humanitarian Assistance for Victims, Legislation 2001 Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
Campaign for Reparation Former Lebanese Political Detainees in Syria (LPDS) LNGO Compensation Reparation and Restitution Lobbying 2008 Ongoing Political Parties, Government Institutions Nationwide
The Right to Truth - The Lebanese State Council Lebanese State Council Local Government Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Legal support 2014 Completed General public Nationwide
Strategic Litigation and Legal Confrontation for The Right to Truth Legal Agenda LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy, Legal support 2009 Ongoing Government Institutions Nationwide
Haven't 15 Years of Hiding in the Toilets Been Enough? Nada Sahnaoui Others Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2008 Completed General public Beirut
Waynoun? Where Are They? Nada Sahnaoui Others Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Advocacy, Awareness Raising 2006 Completed General public International
Fractions of Memory Nada Sahnaoui Others Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2003 Completed General public Beirut
Promote and Disseminate the Lebanese and Arabic Artistic Production Nadi Lekol Nas (Club for all People) Others Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 1998 Ongoing General public Nationwide
Public Apology During The Announcement of Palestine in Lebanon -E'lan Philastin fi Lobnan Palestine State Embassy in Beirut Political Parties Compensation Public Apologies Other 2008 Completed General public Nationwide
Truth Leading to Reconciliation Palestinian Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Dialogue, Advocacy 2005 Completed Professionals, Political Parties Palestinian Camps
Monitoring and Reporting Human Rights Violations Palestinian Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Documentation Awareness Raising, Advocacy 2005 Ongoing General public, Government Institutions Palestinian Camps
Lebanese-Palestinian Youth Dialogue on Conflict Resolution Palestinian Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Dialogue, Awareness Raising 2005 Completed Youth Nationwide
Concord - We'am Permanent Peace Movement (PPM) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Awareness Raising 2000 Completed Youth Mount Lebanon
Peace Education: Training and Capacity Development Permanent Peace Movement (PPM) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Awareness Raising 2007 Completed General public, Political Parties Nationwide
Meeting of Openness and Reconciliaton -Leqa' al-Mosalaha w al-Mosaraha Political Parties/Local Communities Political Parties Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Other 2008 Completed Political Parties Nationwide
Lectures, Conferences and Exhibitons Secular Club - American University of Beirut (AUB) Others Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue 2015 Ongoing General public, Professionals Beirut
Advocacy and Lobbying for The Right to Know Support of Lebanese in Detention and Exile (SOLIDE) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy, Lobbying 2006 Ongoing General public, Government Institutions Nationwide
Post-War Bridging National Solidarity Sustainable Democracy Centre (SDC) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2006 Completed Youth Nationwide
Intergenerational Dialogue - Hewar al-Ajyal Sustainable Democracy Centre (SDC) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Dialogue 2010 Completed General public Nationwide
Windows to Participation, Doors to Peace Sustainable Democracy Centre (SDC) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising, Research 2013 Completed General public Nationwide
The Right to Know The Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Lobbying 2000 Ongoing Government Institutions, General public Nationwide
A Series of Events: Civil Violence and War Memories UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2005 Completed Professionals Beirut
A Series of Events: Srebrenica - Crime & Punishment UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2006 Completed Professionals Beirut
Collecting Dahia UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising, Research 2007 Completed General public Beirut
Series of TJ Workshops UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Capacity Building 2008 Completed Political Parties, Government Institutions Beirut
A Series of Events: What Is to Be Done? UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising, Research 2008 Completed General public, Victim Groups Beirut
Memory at Work UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Documentation Awareness Raising, Research 2010 Ongoing General public Nationwide
A Series of Events: 'Shared Suffering,' 'The Road to Damascus' & 'One day in Hell' UMAM Documentation and Research (UMAM D&R) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Dialogue, Advocacy 2012 Completed General public, Victim Groups International
Peace Building Project United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UN Truth and Reconciliation Education Awareness Raising, Capacity Building 2006 Ongoing General public Nationwide
Peace Puzzle and Yalla Peace War Child Holland INGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Awareness Raising, Capacity Building 2011 Ongoing Youth, General public Nationwide
Letters and Visits to Politicians and Media Wahdatouna Khalasouna Gathering (WKG) Association Other Lobbying 2008 Completed Political Parties Nationwide
Support for Civil Society Organizations to Strengthen Civil Peace Wahdatouna Khalasouna Gathering (WKG) Association Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy 2009 Ongoing General public Nationwide
Perform Autopsy -Mashrah Watani Zoukak Others Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2012 Completed General public Nationwide
Heavens -Jana, Jana, Jana Zoukak Others Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising 2014 Completed General public Nationwide
Pact for Strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UN Other Awareness Raising, Advocacy 2013 Completed Professionals Nationwide
Civil Peace Observatory & Public Statements Wahdatouna Khalasouna Gathering (WKG) Association Truth and Reconciliation Documentation Awareness Raising 2014 Ongoing General public Nationwide
Support Groups to Empower Women of the Families of the Disappeared ABAAD Resource Centre for Gender Equality LNGO Compensation Healing Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 2014 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Shared Experiences Act for the Disappeared LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy, Awareness Raising 2010 Completed Youth Nationwide
Oral History Project Act for the Disappeared LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy, Awareness Raising 2012 Completed Youth Nationwide
Poster Competition Act for the Disappeared LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy, Awareness Raising 2012 Completed Youth Nationwide
Space for Hope – Fushat Amal Act for the Disappeared LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy, Awareness Raising 2014 Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
Clarifying the Fate of the Missing and Forcibly Disappeared in Lebanon Act for the Disappeared LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Research, Awareness Raising 2014 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Inter-Communal Solidarity and Reconciliation Adyan LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Reconciliation Awareness Raising, Dialogue 2007 Completed Religious leaders, Political Parties Nationwide
Initiative to Build a Comprehensive Memory: Film Production Adyan LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising, Research 2008 Completed General public Nationwide
National Reform Strategy for Citizenship Education and Co-existence Adyan LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Awareness Raising, Capacity Building 2012 Ongoing Teachers Nationwide
Healing the Wounds of History Alexandra Asseily Others Compensation Healing Awareness Raising 2011 Ongoing Professionals, General public International
The Garden of Forgiveness Alexandra Asseily Others Compensation Healing Awareness Raising 1997 Ongoing Professionals, General public Beirut
Active Memory - Al-Thakerah Al-Molhemah Al-Jana: Arab Resource Centre for Popular Arts LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Documentation Research, Awareness Raising 1998 Ongoing General public Palestinian Camps
Psycho-social support for children and mothers Amel Association LNGO Compensation Healing Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 2008 Completed Youth, General public Nationwide
We Don’t Differ -Ma Mnikhtelef Amel Association LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Awareness Raising, Dialogue 2010 Completed Youth Beirut
Former Detainees Rehabilitation Project Amel Association LNGO Compensation Healing Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 2005 Completed Victim Groups Nationwide
Summer School on Law and Armed Conflict Amel Association LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Capacity Building, Awareness Raising 2011 Completed Professionals
Public Apology Asaad Chaftari Others Compensation Public Apologies Awareness Raising 2000 Completed General public Nationwide
Supporting National Dialogue(s) and Consensus-Building in Lebanon Berghof Foundation INGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Awareness Raising, Dialogue 2008 Completed Professionals Nationwide
UIR-Mémoire Center for the Study of the Modern Arab World (CEMAM) - University of Saint Joseph Research Institution Truth and Reconciliation Documentation Research 2011 Ongoing Beirut
Beit Beirut City of Beirut and the City of Paris Others Truth and Reconciliation Memorials and Commemorations Awareness Raising 2008 Ongoing General public Nationwide
Peace Caravan Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Cultural Production Awareness Raising, Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 2006 Completed Youth, General public South
Commemoration of the Civil War Farah Al-Ataa’ LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Memorials and Commemorations Awareness Raising Ongoing General public Beirut
Capacity Development for Former Civil-War Fighters Fighters for Peace LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Capacity Building 2014 Ongoing Other Nationwide
Fighters for Peace Lectures and Workshops: Peace Education Fighters for Peace LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Awareness Raising 2014 Ongoing Youth Nationwide
Memories of the War forumZFD INGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Capacity Building 2014 Ongoing Teachers, Professionals Nationwide
Power of Remembrance – Work with Political Parties forumZFD INGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue, Awareness Raising 2016 Ongoing Political Parties Nationwide
Ante-Disappearance Data Collection International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Research 2012 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Biological Reference Sample Collection International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Research 2015 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Accompaniment of Families of Missing International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) INGO Compensation Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 2014 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Forensic Capacity Building International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Capacity Building 2016 Ongoing Government Institutions Nationwide
Workshop Lebanon: The Case of Memorialisation Impunity watch INGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Awareness Raising, Dialogue 2014 Completed Victim Groups, Political Parties Beirut
Liban, Mémoires de Guerre : Pratiques, Traces et Usages. Institut Francais du Proche-Orient Research Institution Truth and Reconciliation Research 2007 Completed Nationwide
Colloque: New Perspectives On Lebanon At War Institut Francais du Proche-Orient Research Institution Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue 2015 Completed Professionals Beirut
We Want to Know -Badna Na'ref International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Research, Awareness Raising 2010 Completed Youth, General public Nationwide
“THE WAR AS I SEE IT” International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Awareness Raising 2015 Completed Youth Nationwide
Draft Law: for Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Persons International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Lobbying, Advocacy 2010 Completed Government Institutions, Professionals Nationwide
Confronting The Legacy Of Political Violence In Lebanon: An Agenda For Change International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) INGO Truth and Reconciliation Dialogue, Lobbying 2014 Completed Professionals, Government Institutions Nationwide
A Quarter Century after the End of the Civil War, Did We Turn the Page? Issam Fares Institute for public policy and international affairs -American University Of Beirut Research Institution Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue 2015 Completed Professionals Beirut
Youth Initiators of Change - Shabab Mobadiroun lel-Taghyir Lebanese Association for Civil Rights LNGO Compensation Reconciliation Awareness Raising, Capacity Building 2013 Completed Youth, General public Nationwide
Disciplinary Capacity Development in History Education Lebanese Association for History Association Truth and Reconciliation History Teaching Capacity Building 2013 Ongoing Teachers Nationwide
Watch and Change: Citizenship Education Lebanese Centre for Civic Education LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Education Awareness Raising, Capacity Building 2012 Completed Teachers Nationwide
Monitoring and Reporting Human Rights Violations in Lebanon Lebanese Centre for Human Rights (CLDH) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Documentation Awareness Raising, Advocacy 2007 Ongoing General public, Government Institutions Nationwide
Supporting Victims of Enforced Disappearance Lebanese Centre for Human Rights (CLDH) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Truth-seeking Advocacy 2002 Completed Government Institutions Nationwide
Centre Nassim for The Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture Lebanese Centre for Human Rights (CLDH) LNGO Compensation Healing Humanitarian Assistance for Victims 2007 Ongoing Victim Groups Nationwide
Dealing with the Past in Lebanon: Various Approaches to Transitional Justice Lebanese Centre for Political Studies (LCPS) Research Institution Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue 2005 Completed Professionals Beirut
Launching a Transitional Justice Program in Lebanon: Identifying Opportunities for Action Lebanese Centre for Political Studies (LCPS) Research Institution Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue 2006 Completed Professionals Nationwide
Transitional Justice: Training of Lawyers and Judges Lebanese Foundation of Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP) LNGO Other Awareness Raising, Capacity Building 2009 Completed Professionals Nationwide
Constitutional Process in Transitional Periods Lebanese Foundation of Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue, Research 2013 Completed Professionals MENA Region
Monitor of Civil Peace and Memory in Lebanon Lebanese Foundation of Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP) LNGO Truth and Reconciliation Public Discussions Dialogue, Research 2000 Ongoing Professionals, Political Parties Nationwide
The Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Programme (DDR) Lebanese Government Local Government Disarmament and Amnesty Other 1990 Inactive Political Parties Nationwide