This policy brief outlines options for strengthening rule of law in Lebanon to improve access to justice for both Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees. It discusses stopgap measures for the temporary stay of Syrian refugees in the country and highlights opportunities for long-term reform of the justice system. The brief provides recommendations to key actors on actions to reduce the unsustainable pressure on the Lebanese justice system and to ensure protection of the displaced population.
This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at the legal, policy, and social levels that is conducive to gender justice. The study also provides insight on the state of gender justice through a legal perspective, in addition to de facto perspective. This is accomplished through a review of significant legislative, political, and social changes that have arisen from 2004 to 2016.
This paper reviews what is known about more and less effective—or at least promising—approaches to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Within sectors of justice, health, education, and multi- sectoral approaches, the paper examines initiatives that have addressed laws and policies, institutional reforms, community mobilization, and individual behavior change strategies. The review also highlights cross-cutting lessons that have emerged from research and programs over the last 30 years.
This report was presented at the International Labour Conference, 99th Session, 2010. It was intended to facilitate the discussion of domestic work at the Conference and consists of ten chapters, each of which covers issues pertaining to the topic of domestic work.
In June 2015, videos on social media revealed how detainees of Roumieh prison were being tortured by officials.
This report aims to evaluate current accountability options by looking at the feasibility and potential impacts of each option. Analysis of the existing options helps shed light on whether it may be advisable to pursue justice while the conflict is ongoing and, if so, which methods are best suited for the current situation. By evaluating the positive and negative impacts as well as the practical and ethical concerns that could arise, this report aims to better inform the international community’s role in justice and accountability for Syria.
This report presents qualitative data collected by ICTJ on how individuals in Greater Beirut talk about the Lebanon wars and the need for truth, justice, and an end to violence in their country. For the study, 15 focus group discussions were held in 5 neighborhoods in Greater Beirut, to capture the views of a broad cross-section of residents: young and old, men and women, members of the main confessional groups, Palestinians, and victims of direct and indirect violence.
This guide has been published in 2013 by ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality, with the support of Save The Children. It is a manual intended for the use of facilitators, to guide them in explaining notions relevant to gender and gender equality to children and youth. The guide goes over five main notions: gender; gender roles; gender equality and justice, and the difference between gender equality and gender equity; gender equality analysis and how equality can be monitored; and gender discrimination and its consequences.