Lebanon: Joint public statement: Ruling aids families of "disappeared" - government should provide full findings of inquiry into war era

Lebanon: Joint public statement: Ruling aids families of "disappeared" - government should provide full findings of inquiry into war era

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Index Number: MDE 18/007/2009
Date Published: 4 November 2009
Categories: Lebanon

A decision by Lebanese judicial authorities is an encouraging first step toward recognizing the right of families of victims of enforced disappearances during the 1975-1990 war era to know what happened to them. This joint statement was issued by Amnesty International, the International Center for Transitional Justice, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Euro-Mediterranean's Federation Against Forced Disappearances. The groups called on the council’s secretariat to comply with the order by providing copies of the report and its records to the court, and then publishing both.


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