Child Rights Situation Analysis: Lebanon
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international convention, confirming the commitment of the international community and governments around the world to the well-being and protection of the child. Lebanon ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and has exhibited commitment to improving the condition of the child and protecting its well-being. Since Lebanon’s ratification of the CRC, the situation of the child has significantly improved, in law and practice. However, Lebanon is not fully in compliance with the CRC; there are some areas which need additional attention and action. Identifying areas which need continued attention will hopefully allow NGOs and INGOs to better support the Lebanese government and civil society in moving towards the full actualization of children’s rights and protections in Lebanon. This report attempts to provide an overview of the situation of the child in Lebanon, including political, economic, and historical trends that affect the current and future well-being of the child. Particular attention will be paid to areas in which Lebanon can improve its implementation of the CRC regarding protection and education.