Lebanon HRC Submission 2018 - Equality Now

Lebanon HRC Submission 2018

Information on Lebanon for Consideration by the Human Rights Committee at its 122nd Session

12th March – 6th April 2018

The submission focuses on Lebanon’s failure to fulfil its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as a result of provisions in its Penal Code still potentially allowing impunity for rapists and sexual harassers as well as its discriminatory nationality law which disallows Lebanese women to transfer their nationality to their children and spouses on an equal basis with men.

The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations

Submitted by: Equality Now, the Lebanese Council to Resist Violence against Women (LECORVAW), ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality, the Committee for the Follow-Up on Women’s Issues (CFUWI), and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights