Lebanese Association for Civil Rights (LACR)

The Lebanese Association for Civil Rights – LACR was founded in 2003 as a continuation of an action experienced since 1983 by two pioneers of the culture of non-violence in Lebanon and the Arab world: Walid Slaybi and Ogarit Younan. They are both writers, researchers, sociologists, pioneers of active training in Lebanon and grassroots activists. Dr. Younan and Dr. Slaybi were also the founders in 1997 of the National Coalition/Campaign to Abolish the death penalty, which brings together 70 associations and parties and dozens of individuals. They also accompanied the World Coalition the World Congress for the abolition since their debut in 2001.

Recognized for its innovative expertise in the field of active training and non-violent direct action, LACR works for civil peace, citizenship and change the confessional system, socio-economic and political rights, humanistic education, and justice. LACR is a member of several local, regional and international networks, three of which were initiated and coordinated by it. It is also the objective of LACR to found other movements and institutions working together for the same values ​​as the overall project, including: Non-violent homes in villages (BILAD; educational nuclei anchored at the heart of communities) young Citizens Non-denominational Non-violent (CHAML; political action movement), Mothers for civil peace (UMAHAT), Non-violence Without Borders for the Arab world (regional network), and the Academic University for Non -violence and Human Rights in the Arab World (AUNOHR) with nine specializations at Master level.

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Gouraud street, Saifi building, 3rd floor
B.P. 17 5227 Beirut
Phone +961 1 445333
Fax +961 1 445333



Lebanon – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women – Death Penalty

on 12 January 2022


NGO report

World Coalition



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This report addresses Lebanon’s compliance with human rights obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women regarding its use of the death penalty.

Lebanon has not abolished the death penalty or established a de jure moratorium on the death penalty. The legal system does not protect women in conflict with the law from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Nor does it limit capital offenses to the “most serious” crimes.

Women migrant domestic workers appear to be at an elevated risk of being sentenced to death. Indeed, all three women known to be on death row in Lebanon are Sri Lankan migrant domestic workers. Such women face heightened obstacles to realizing their right to a fair trial. Moreover, there is no evidence that sentencing authorities take into account a woman’s history of abuse when determining an appropriate sentence. Finally, women under sentence of death face degrading conditions of detention.

  • Document type NGO report / World Coalition
  • Countries list Lebanon
  • Themes list Women