Cedar Centre For Legal Studies

Awareness

Raise awareness about human rights issues worldwide especially Lebanon by providing informative and engaging content.

Networking

Facilitate connections among human rights activists, organizations, and advocates to foster collaboration and synergy.

Capacity Building

Empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively advocate for human rights.

Case Study

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Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Extradition of Yassin Al Eter

15/02/2024

The Cedar Centre for Legal Studies (CCLS) is deeply concerned about the situation facing Yassin Al Eter, a Syrian national currently detained in Lebanon. Mr. Al Eter’s case highlights serious human rights issues and the urgent need for intervention to prevent his potential extradition to Syria.

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Disappearance of a Syrian in Lebanon Sparks Concern

12/02/2024

The recent disappearance of Rafaat Falih, following his arrest in Lebanon on 10 January 2024, has raised serious concerns regarding the possibility of his extradition from Lebanon to Syria. The number of unlawful extraditions from Lebanon to Syria has steadily increased in recent months.

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Mystery Surrounds Fate of 85 Migrants in Cypriot Waters

11/10/2023

On December 11, 2023, a group of 85 people, including 50 women and children, embarked on an irregular journey from Lebanon via boat. The majority are Syrians, with others being Lebanese.

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A defected Syrian officer is at risk of extradition from Lebanon to Syria

11/10/2023

A.S, is a Syrian defected officer. He was serving with Syrian Intelligence forces before he fled to Lebanon in 2014.

Years later, he registered with UNHCR as asylum seeker.

Press Release

Seeking Social Justice in Lebanon

20 February 2024

On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, the Cedar Centre for Legal Studies reaffirms its unwavering commitment to achieving social justice, equality, and human rights in Lebanon. This year’s theme, “Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances,” resonates deeply with our mission to create a more just and inclusive society. Cedar Centre attempts to bridge the gap related to illegalised migration. After 2019, Lebanon turned into a country of transit and immigration due to the absence of any requirements for a decent life there.

Lebanon faces pressing challenges related to social justice, exacerbated by economic hardships and political instability.

Lebanon: Seeking Justice for Migrants

06 February 2024

Since 2014, February 6th has been globally recognized as the “Global Day of CommemorAction”, dedicated to commemorating and remembering the lives lost, those who have gone missing, and individuals forcefully disappeared at sea and borders worldwide.

On this occasion, the below-mentioned local and international civil society organizations unite in a call to remember the injustices against those who have died and gone missing while attempting to cross seas and borders globally. This is especially poignant for the so-called irregular migrants facing tragic fates, including those who sought to leave Lebanon in recent years.

Cedar Centre for Legal Studies Commemorates Human Rights Day:
A Call to Uphold Dignity and Equality

10 December 2023 

As the world prepares to celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10th, Cedar Centre stands committed to the principles of justice, equality, and the inherent dignity of every individual. Cedar Centre reaffirms its commitment to defending and protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of all people, regardless of race, sex, religion or background. The Cedar Centre launches this year’s theme on “the right to life and the right not to be subjected to torture”, to build a just and inclusive society.

Media and activities

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Event of 06 Feb 2024: CommemorAction for the Dead, Missing, and Forcefully Disappeared at Sea and the Borders

07/02/2024

Yesterday, on the Global Day that marks on 06 February, the Cedar Centre for Legal Studies (CCLS) in Tripoli organized an event together with relatives of the dead, missing and forcefully disappeared at Sea and at the Borders. This event, which was held in Safadi Cultural Centre, was organised as well with survivors of shipwrecks, researchers, activists and lawyers. The Global Day of CommemorAction is 6 February because 10 years ago, on 6 February 2014, several hundred people were attacked

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Organizing a roundtable discussion on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

27/06/2023

the roundtable welcomed key speakers, including former Bar Association president Mohamed Al-Murad, Zain Ayyoub representing the UN Human Rights Commission in the Middle East and North Africa, former sanctions reduction committee chairman Judge Hamza Sheref al-Din, government commissioner to the United Nations Ahmed Taleb, Edmund Madlaj representing the National Human Rights Committee, and representatives from the British and Norwegian embassies, local and international human rights

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Signing a cooperation agreement between the Cedar Centre and the Lebanese Center for Human Rights

28/09/2023

Today, the General Director of the Cedar Centre for Legal Studies (CCLS) Me Mohamad Sablouh, and the Executive Director of the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) Mr. Fadl Fakih, signed a cooperation agreement to establish a rehabilitation center for torture victims, in order to provide medical services of all kinds to victims of torture and their families, in addition to establishing a monitoring center for human rights violations. The rehabilitation center will be in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.

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Invitation for a Solidarity Sit-in on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

25/06/2019

Under the auspices of the President of the Tripoli Bar Association, Mohammad Al-Mourad, the Prisons Committee at the Tripoli Bar Association invites you, in cooperation with the Institute of Human Rights, the Judicial Aid and Legal Assistance Center at the Tripoli Bar Association, the Union of Muslim Jurists, Legal Agenda, ALEF, Cedar Centre for Legal Studies, and the Research Center in Shams Beirut, for a solidarity sit-in for the victims of torture, 

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Who we are ?

Our goal is to promote a legal culture and civic engagement in Lebanon

Cedar Center for Legal Studies is a civil, non-profit company, established in Lebanon in 2013 and registered with No. 609. It is an independent, non-sectarian center and is not affiliated with any political parties. It is concerned with spreading the culture of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.

 

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Unveiling Human Rights Realities

 

Embark on a journey of exploration and understanding as we delve into comprehensive studies and research initiatives dedicated to unraveling the complexities surrounding human rights. Our commitment lies in dissecting critical topics, examining policies, and engaging with communities to unearth insights that pave the way for informed advocacy, policy reform, and lasting societal impact. Join us at the forefront of knowledge creation, where every study becomes a catalyst for positive change in the realm of human rights.

Human Rights Impact Assessment

Conduct comprehensive studies to assess the impact of policies, legislation, or societal changes on human rights.

Legal Empowerment Research Project

Analyze the collected data to identify potential human rights violations or positive impacts.

Technology and Human Rights Innovation Lab

 Explore the intersection of technology and human rights, researching innovative solutions to address emerging challenges.

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  • A: We encourage collaboration! Individuals and organizations can contribute by sharing their experiences, participating in surveys, or joining focus group discussions. Additionally, partnerships with like-minded entities amplify the impact of our collective efforts in advancing human rights research.

 

  • A: Ethical considerations are paramount in our research. We adhere to strict ethical guidelines, ensuring informed consent, privacy protection, and respectful engagement. Our commitment to ethical standards guarantees the integrity and reliability of our research outcomes.

 

  • A: Research serves as the backbone of evidence-based advocacy, offering insights into the real-world impact of policies and practices on human rights. It empowers advocates, policymakers, and communities with the knowledge needed to drive positive change.
  • A: We prioritize inclusivity by actively engaging with diverse communities, conducting surveys and interviews that capture a broad range of perspectives. Our commitment to representing marginalized voices ensures a comprehensive understanding of human rights challenges.
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