Failing to Deal with the Past: What Cost to Lebanon?

Publisher(s): 
International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Publishing Year: 
2014
Author(s): 
International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Dossier: 
History of Conflicts and Political Violence, Lebanon's Civil War (1975 - 1990)
Theme: 
Conflict Resolution
Resource Type: 
Study and/or Report

This report examines the situation of impunity in Lebanon that has persisted since the 1975-1990 war through the lenses of core elements of transitional justice. It analyzes Lebanon’s past experience of ineffective transitional justice measures -- including limited domestic trials, narrowly mandated commissions of inquiry, and incomplete remedies for victims -- and their impact on Lebanese society. The report derives lessons that could help to initiate a broader accountability process in Lebanon in the interest of long-term peace and security.

Keywords: 
Lebanon's Civil War, Transitional Justice, Accountability, Political Violence, Post War Transition
Edition: 
2014
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