The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization in Beirut that was established by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily) in 2006. SOLIDA has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human violations.

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June 28, 2012

The Daily Star - Nahla Haidar elected to U.N. gender equality body, June 28 2012

BEIRUT: Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour praised Wednesday the election of Lebanese Dr. Nahla Haidar to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The National News Agency said Mansour was informed by Lebanon’s Ambassador to the U.N. Nawwaf Salam. Haidar has served as Social Affairs Officer at the U.N.’s Economic and Social Development Commission in West Africa (ESCWA). Born in Beirut in 1951, she attended Saint Joseph University in Beirut before obtaining a graduate degree in law from Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, France. In ESCWA she worked on community development projects throughout the region. She has served as the deputy focal point for the advancement of women – U.N. Office in Geneva. She has numerous publications in the field of discrimination against women and the advancement of human rights. CEDAW is an expert body of the U.N. established in 1982 to monitor the progress for women in member countries and is composed of 23 experts on women’s issues worldwide.

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