Justice for Stability: Addressing the impact of mass displacement on Lebanon’s justice system

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This policy brief outlines options for strengthening rule of law in Lebanon to improve access to justice for both Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees. It discusses stopgap measures for the temporary stay of Syrian refugees in the country and highlights opportunities for long-term reform of the justice system. The brief provides recommendations to key actors on actions to reduce the unsustainable pressure on the Lebanese justice system and to ensure protection of the displaced population.

This policy brief draws on research, consultations, roundtable discussions and expert presentations on access to justice for Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It is the result of International Alert’s analysis and dialogue with partners from research institutions and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) working on security and justice provision between 2014 and 2016.