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Lebanese laws

Lebanese laws are primarily governed by the Constitution of Lebanon, which guarantees fundamental rights and freedoms to all citizens. Additionally, Lebanon has ratified various international treaties and conventions related to human rights, reflecting its commitment to upholding and protecting the dignity and well-being of its population.

The following are the most prominent laws that were issued in Lebanon that guarantee respect for human rights or that must be amended in order to be compatible with international human rights standards:

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UN Conventions

The UN Convention on Human Rights, adopted in 1948, serves as a foundational international instrument affirming the inherent dignity and equal rights of all individuals, regardless of race, religion, or nationality. It outlines a comprehensive framework for protecting civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, emphasizing the universality and indivisibility of human rights around the globe.

The following are the conventions that Lebanon has ratified: