Lebanon’s Forensic Audit: Secrecy as the Magic Wand of Impunity
Lebanon’s Forensic Audit: Secrecy as the Magic Wand of Impunity

For approximately one month, Lebanon has been living in shock from the evaporation of one of the main promises that the ruling authority made to mitigate public outrage over the financial and economic collapse and show that it will…

  |   22/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Lebanon’s Battle Over Ministerial Immunity is Threatened by Impunity Politics
Lebanon’s Battle Over Ministerial Immunity is Threatened by Impunity Politics

On 10 December 2020, Fadi Sawan, the Judicial Council investigator in the case of the Beirut port massacre, issued a decision to question four former or current ministers in connection with their responsibility for the explosion. While the news initially leaked to the media, the Supreme Judicial Council’s Media Bureau…

  |   18/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Founding the Lebanese Left: From Colonial Rule to Independence
Founding the Lebanese Left: From Colonial Rule to Independence

On 30 April 1925, the walls and streets of Lebanese towns and cities were filled with pamphlets declaring that, “the Lebanese People’s Party, founded by the workers and peasants of Lebanon, demands lifting the injustice being brought upon the working class; it calls all the workers of this country to…

  |   11/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Court Trends in Rape Cases in Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Court Trends in Rape Cases in Beirut and Mount Lebanon

Introduction Sexual violence constitutes one of the most unpunished crimes. This is due to several reasons,[1] including the difficulty of proving them, a prevailing tendency to blame the victim and question her credibility, and the fear and terror that these crimes cause for the victims and survivors, which can deter…

  |   16/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Court Trends in Rape Cases in Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Court Trends in Rape Cases in Beirut and Mount Lebanon

Introduction Sexual violence constitutes one of the most unpunished crimes. This is due to several reasons,[1] including the difficulty of proving them, a prevailing tendency to blame the victim and question her credibility, and the fear and terror that these crimes cause for the victims and survivors, which can deter…

  |   16/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Ahmed Ben Salah and Tunisia’s Cooperative Experiment: Under Bourguiba’s Shadow
Ahmed Ben Salah and Tunisia’s Cooperative Experiment: Under Bourguiba’s Shadow

Ahmed Ben Salah, who hailed from Moknine in Monastir Governorate and held a master’s degree in Arabic from France, was known for his unionist activities in his thirties but never expected that an entire decade of Tunisia’s modern history (the 1960s) would become associated with his economic and planning ideas.…

  |   18/01/2021

Articles, Tunisia, Tunisia Magazine

Lebanon’s Battle Over Ministerial Immunity is Threatened by Impunity Politics
Lebanon’s Battle Over Ministerial Immunity is Threatened by Impunity Politics

On 10 December 2020, Fadi Sawan, the Judicial Council investigator in the case of the Beirut port massacre, issued a decision to question four former or current ministers in connection with their responsibility for the explosion. While the news initially leaked to the media, the Supreme Judicial Council’s Media Bureau…

  |   18/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Implementing Social Solidarity Economy in Tunisia is Difficult
Implementing Social Solidarity Economy in Tunisia is Difficult

The approval of Tunisia’s new social solidarity economy (SSE) law on 17 June 2020 was the culmination of a long process that began back in 2011. At that time, revising the development paradigm became a top priority because of its socioeconomic repercussions, which had led to the revolution that the…

  |   13/01/2021

Tunisia

Tripoli’s Clientelism in the Age of Corona
Tripoli’s Clientelism in the Age of Corona

This article was written early last August, and we postponed its publication following the explosion of Beirut’s port. Since then, the social and political crisis, along with the poverty in Tripoli and several other parts of Lebanon, has escalated. We saw fit to publish it today so that it may…

  |   08/12/2020

Investigations, Issues, Lebanon, Topics

Articles
Lebanon’s Forensic Audit: Secrecy as the Magic Wand of Impunity
Lebanon’s Forensic Audit: Secrecy as the Magic Wand of Impunity

For approximately one month, Lebanon has been living in shock from the evaporation of one…

  |   22/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Lebanon’s Battle Over Ministerial Immunity is Threatened by Impunity Politics
Lebanon’s Battle Over Ministerial Immunity is Threatened by Impunity Politics

On 10 December 2020, Fadi Sawan, the Judicial Council investigator in the case of the…

  |   18/01/2021

Articles, Lebanon

Ahmed Ben Salah and Tunisia’s Cooperative Experiment: Under Bourguiba’s Shadow
Ahmed Ben Salah and Tunisia’s Cooperative Experiment: Under Bourguiba’s Shadow

Ahmed Ben Salah, who hailed from Moknine in Monastir Governorate and held a master’s degree…

  |   18/01/2021

Articles, Tunisia, Tunisia Magazine



A Model Defense for Defamation of Public Officials Cases

Did you publish an article about acts of corruption done by a public official after strong evidence was available? Did…

  |   29/06/2020

Lebanon, Media, Videos

Pre-Trial Detention in Lebanon: Punishment Prior to Conviction or a Necessary Measure?

Pre-Trial Detention in Lebanon: Punishment Prior to Conviction or a Necessary Measure?

An Analysis of Short-Term Pre-Trial Detention Rulings This study intends to understand the judicial policies and practices related to the…

  |   22/05/2019

Lebanon, Studies & Papers

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