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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May 21, 2014

ILoubnan - Eight organizations "deeply concerned" about the new policy of the Lebanese authorities towards Palestinian Refugees from Syria, May 21, 2014

Eight organizations for Human Rights expressed their "deep concern" regarding measures taken by the Lebanese authorities to prevent Palestinian refugees to enter Lebanon from Syria.

"Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that 'everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution'. While Syrians access relatively easily the Lebanese territory, fleeing the bloody conflict in their country, many information show that measures are being taken to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria to access to and stay in Lebanon.

"Worse still, dozens of Palestinians from Syria have reportedly been expelled from Lebanon to Syria
on May 4, 2014 in violation of article 3 of the Convention against Torture ratified by Lebanon that provides that 'No State Party shall expel, return or extradite a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture. (...) The competent authorities shall take into account all relevant considerations including, where applicable, the existence in the State concerned of a consistent pattern of gross, flagrant or mass violations of human rights.' We firmly condemn these discriminatory measures and violations and express our solidarity with the refugees in general and the Palestinians from Syria more particularly."

"We urge the Lebanese authorities to grant the Palestinians from Syria the same rights as to the Syrians and to respect their international Human rights commitments," the communiqué concluded.



- France (Action by Christians Against Torture)

- Alkarama Foundation

- Anti Racism Movement

- Lebanon


- Lebanese Center for Human Rights


- Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network


- Euro Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances


- Palestinian Human Rights Organization

- Working Together for Human Rights (AEDH France)


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