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News - April 4, 2014

Lebanese NGOs collaborate to raise awareness about human rights

A number of Lebanese non-governmental organizations collaborated to raise awareness about citizens’ rights and problems faced by detainees.


“[We] aim to raise the level of awareness among citizens by building their capacities about their rights, and also by raising their awareness about the problems faced by detainees,” the NGOs said in a joint press release issued Friday.


“This is in addition to stressing the role and commitment of the Lebanese government, respecting Lebanon’s obligations toward the protection of human rights, highlighting the importance of achieving the recommendations of the UPR, and cooperating with the treaty bodies and the Committee of the Convention against Torture.”


The NGOs also urged the government to “expedite the development of a comprehensive plan that reduces arbitrary detention and delay in trials.”


The NGOs which collaborated to raise awareness regarding this issue are Alef – Act for Human Rights, Skoun – Lebanese Addictions Center, Association Justice et Miséricorde (AJEM), The Lebanese Democratic Women Gathering (RDFL), Foundation for Human & Humanitarian Rights (Lebanon), Helem, CLDH – Centre Libanais des Droits de l’Homme, and Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom.