By Ramzi Kaiss in Human Right Watch. Here is an extract:
In a press conference organized by the Lebanese Coalition for the Independence of the Judiciary on March 28, nine members of Lebanon’s parliament introduced two draft laws that would strengthen the independence of judicial investigations and prevent political interference with the judiciary.
The Coalition and MPs stressed the need to confront obstructions of justice in Lebanon as well as institutionalized impunity, which have stalled criminal investigations and hindered justice.
If adopted, the draft laws would amend article 751 of Lebanon’s Code of Civil Procedure and article 52 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, both of which have been used to paralyze the investigation into the August 4, 2020, Beirut port explosion and other investigations into financial crimes and allegations of fraud.
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