Confronting The Legacy Of Political Violence In Lebanon: An Agenda For Change

International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
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This is a report that provides recommendations, developed by a consortium of over 20 NGOs and published in 2014, targeting the state authorities. In the report, they ask for a comprehensive set of political, legal, administrative, and social measures or reforms specifically designed to address the legacy of the 1975–1990 war in Lebanon and the resulting ongoing cycle of political violence. The recommendations were framed by the foundational approaches of transitional justice, namely truth-seeking, reparation, accountability and institutional reform. They are explained and elaborated on in the following four publications: 'Confronting the Legacy of Political Violence in Lebanon: An Agenda for Change', 'Lebanon's Legacy of Political Violence', 'Failing to Deal with the Past, What Cost for Lebanon?', and 'How People talk about the Lebanon Wars: A study of the Perceptions and Expectations in Greater Beirut'. The consortium came together in December 2015 to reflect together on the implementation of the recommendations.
Resources: confronting-legacy-political-violence-lebanon-agenda-change ICTJ (2014). Confronting the Legacy of Political Violence in Lebanon: An Agenda for Change. ICTJ (2013). Lebanon’s Legacy of Political Violence. ICTJ (2014). Failing to Deal with The Past, What Cost for Lebanon? ICTJ (2014). How People Talk About the Lebanon Wars: A Study of the Perceptions and Expectations in Greater Beirut.
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Truth-seeking and right to know
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Government Institutions
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