Judicial independence in Lebanon faces major obstacles, including political interference and corruption in the judiciary.
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Lebanon has been facing political upheavals in recent years. The question is whether elections can fix and stabilize its politics.
Young pro-democracy activists in Lebanon’s Minteshreen movement aspire to offer an alternative to the elites’ political corruption.
Lebanese authorities are using terrorism related charges to prosecute protesters and pursue summoning civilians before military courts
A domestic investigation riddled with due process violations and allegations of political interference suffers delay after delay.
On August 4, 2020, a blast destroyed much of Lebanon’s Beirut port and half the city. The corrupt nature of the country means impunity needs to be averted.
On August 4, 2020, a blast devastated Beirut’s port and half the city. This comes against the backdrop of deep corruption and a crumbling political system.
[The] slow-moving disaster that has been the last 45 years of the Lebanese Republic should serve as a warning to multi-ethnic countries who can’t “get it together” – like ours now…
The Chair of the EED says pro-democracy protests in countries like Algeria, Lebanon are a powerful message to Europe in a time of moral crisis.
Although Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, the country’s tenacious protest movement hasn’t seemed to lose momentum.