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Lebanon: New reports on torture and ill-treatment published

last updated Aug 23, 2011

The human rights organisation ALEF-Act for Human Rights has released two reports on the situation of torture and ill-treatment in Lebanese prisons and detention centres.

The first report, entitled “Situational Update on the Occurrences and Trend of Torture in Lebanon (2008 – 2010)” analyses the ratification process of OPCAT and the progress in implementation of a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). Furthermore, the report reveals several torture cases and shows gaps within the existing legislation.


The second report is called “Report on the Socio-Political & Cultural Contexts of Violence & their impact on the Acceptance of Torture in Lebanon”. It examines structures of socio-political and cultural life in Lebanon and the impact it has on the acceptance of torture. A survey showed that a large part of the population believes that the police abuse their authority in police stations.


ALEF (2010) Report: “Situational Update on the Occurrences and Trend of Torture in Lebanon (2008 – 2010)”


ALEF (2011) Report: “Report on the Socio-Political & Cultural Contexts of Violence & their impact on the Acceptance of Torture in Lebanon”


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