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Stop the violence against Syrian refugees! 17 civil society organisations condemn the recent escalations against Syrians in Turkey and call for protection

10 July 2024

Since the night of 30 June 2024, Turkey has witnessed yet another wave of mass violent attacks against Syrian refugees, including the tragic murder of a 17-year-old Syrian and assaults on properties, homes, and shops belonging to refugees. The violence began in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri, where refugees’ homes were set on fire, vehicles were vandalised and burned, and shops were looted and damaged, all amidst anti-refugee and racist slogans.

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Rights Groups and Victims' Families Call for International Action in the Beirut Blast Case

01 July 2024

To the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council,


We, the undersigned survivors and families of the victims of the August 2020 Beirut port explosion, and Lebanese and international organizations, are writing to urge you, during the current UN Human Rights Council session, to support a resolution – or at a minimum a joint statement…


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Lebanon must end practices of refoulement and torture

25 June 2024

On the occasions of World Day for Refugees on June 20th and the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26th, the undersigned organizations urge the Lebanese authorities to respect their international obligations and ensure that all instances of torture and ill-treatment are effectively investigated and that unlawful deportations of Syrian refugees are immediately halted.




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The Lebanese government must urgently and immediately cease the forced deportation of Syrian refugees

23 May 2024

We, the undersigned organizations, are deeply concerned about the recent measures taken by the Lebanese government regarding the deportation of Syrian refugees to areas inside Syria considered unsafe and about the session of the Lebanese Parliament that was held to hold the government accountable regarding the Syrian displacement in Lebanon on Wednesday, 15 May 2024 for the immediate deportation of displaced Syrians who are irregularly present in Lebanon.

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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: 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.

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International Migrants Day 2023: Navigating Challenges and Celebrating Contributions Globally

18 December 2023

As the world commemorates International Migrants Day on December 18, the Cedar Centre for Legal Studies reflects on the resilience, courage and sustainable contributions of millions of individuals who have crossed borders in search of dignity,

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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

Lebanon: 5 years on, no tangible progress in enforcing anti-torture law

26 June 2023

On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the Lebanese authorities to diligently and meaningfully enforce Lebanon’s Anti-Torture Law. It is imperative for the authorities to actively pursue investigations into every reported case of torture and ill-treatment, ensuring that  those responsible  are held accountable through prosecution and fair trials, and sentenced with appropriate punishments if found guilty

Call for urgent action concerning the situation in Roumieh prison and other Lebanese detention centres

18 May 2023

As access to food, clean water, and minimal health care is becoming increasingly difficult for the prison population across the country, this considerably impacts those who are already the most vulnerable, including migrants and refugees.

Joint Open Letter to the UNHCR in Lebanon

17 May 2023

While Lebanon has hosted the largest number of refugees per capita since the armed conflict began in Syria, it has simultaneously and continuously failed to create a clear legal framework and policies for refugees, leaving them in constant insecurity.

Joint Statement by Lebanon CSOs on the situation in occupied Palestine and Lebanon

23 October 2023

We are deeply shocked at the horrendous attack carried out on the night of 17 October into the Al Ahli hospital, in the besieged Gaza Strip, which led to the death of 471 people[1], including children, health care staff, and Internally Displaced People (IDPs), being the deadliest incident in Gaza since hostilities escalated. Earlier that day, an attack on a UNRWA school left six casualties and dozens injured.

Boats of death: Killing borders and lost justice

06 February 2023

The Sixth of February was declared a Global Day of CommemorAction for the Dead, Missing, and Forcefully Disappeared at Sea and the Borders.

On this occasion, the below-mentioned local and international civil society organizations call upon all to remember the tragedies of those who have died and went missing while attempting to cross seas and borders all over the world,