Centre Libanais Des Droits Humains

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11/01/2019 - 3:59pm

The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization based in Beirut. CLDH was created in 2006 by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily), which has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human rights violations.

CLDH monitors the human rights situation in Lebanon, fights enforced disappearance, impunity, arbitrary detention and racism and rehabilitates the victims of torture. CLDH regularly organizes press conferences, workshops and advocacy meetings on human rights issues in Lebanon and collects, records and documents human rights abuses in reports and press releases.

CLDH team on the ground supports initiatives aimed at determining the fate of all missing persons in Lebanon.

CLDH regularly follows up on numerous cases of arbitrary detention and torture in Lebanon in coordination with Lebanese and international organizations, and with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention WGAD and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

CLDH opened in 2007 a Rehabilitation Center for the victims of torture in Beirut, Centre Nassim, member of IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture victims), which provides multi-disciplinary professional support and case management for victims of torture and their families.

CLDH compiles a daily press review on human rights violations and on-going judiciary cases in Lebanon and updates several human rights blogs.

CLDH is a founding member of the Euro-Mediterranean Federation against Enforced Disappearance (FEMED), a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Network of Human Rights (REMDH), a member of the SOS Torture Network of the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), and a Founding Member of the Follow-Up Committee on Mass Graves, which advocates for the respect of international standards for exhumation practices.

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Local Civil Society Organisation
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Human Rights & Protection
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Saint Joseph Hospital Street
Beirut , Beirut
Phone: +9611240023
Beirut LB
Saint Joseph Hospital Street
Contact person's name: 
Wahid Al Asmar



Under the supervision of the Center’s director, in coordination with the detention coordinator, the other lawyers and the assistant, the lawyer consultant with CLDH can be requested to provide legal consultations at CLDH premises, defend the beneficiaries in courts, follow-up on administrative detention and other legal proceedings.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the consultant should develop and deliver a four-days training of trainers in Arabic to a group of 15 participants already selected by CLDH. The participants will be provided with a training on torture, LGBT, Refugees (civil and political rights), labor law, and facilitation skills.

Saturday, 21 September 2019



دف التّقرير جذب الإنتباه إلى هشاشة وضع ضحايا التعذيب من سوريا المقيمين حاليًا في لبنان، خاصةً على ضوء تعديل قانون الإقامة بحيث أصبح أكثر قسوةً، وال



A Roundtable to discuss the NHRI appointments and the process of its formation and the subsequent steps

Friday, 1 June 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

A Roundtable to discuss the NHRI appointments and the process of its formation and the subsequent steps

Friday, 1 June 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Press Releases

Press Release

إن ثورة الشعب التي نشهدها اليوم في معظم المناطق اللبنانية ما هي إلا نتيجة حتميّة تجاه السلطة السياسية الإقصائية، الفاسدة، غير الخاضعة للمساءلة، المتناحرة، والتابعة لقوى إقليمية ودولية مما أفقدها شرعيتها في تمثيل الشعب اللبناني. إن ثورة الشعب جاءت نتيجة تراكم سياسات اقتصادية واجتماعية غير عادلة وغير تضمينية وغير مستدامة مستخدمة لتسييس الهويّة ولتفكيك التضامن الاجتماعي وتهميش معظم شرائح المجتمع. هذه السياسات القائمة على رأسمالية المحاسيب واقتصاد الريع وإثارة العصبيات والتفريط بالصالح العام يستفيد منها أقليّة من أصحاب النفوذ الذين تتقاطع مصالحهم مع النظام الطائفي. هذا النظام الذي أدّى إلى أزمة تتضمّن كل عوامل الاستغلال وانتهاك الحقوق.

Press Release

شهدنا في الأسابيع القليلة الماضية عدّة حوادث مقلقة، كإجلاء اللاجئين وإحراق خيم بعضهم وتخويف عمّال في مكان عملهم وتحريض ضد أفرادٍ ضعفاء أصلاً وإقامة حواجز من قبل مدنيين يحثّون اللاجئيين على الرحيل، بالإضافة إلى خطاب الكراهية المسيطر الذي قد يؤدي إلى المزيد من العنف ضدّ اللاجئين والمهجّرين، وبين اللبنانيين أيضاً.

In the past few weeks, Lebanon has witnessed several disturbing incidents, such as the evacuation of refugees, the burning of tents, the intimidation of workers in their place of work, incitement against already vulnerable individuals and the establishment of roadblocks by civilians urging refugees to leave, in addition to the dominant hate speech that could lead to further violence against Refugees and displaced persons, as well as among the Lebanese society.



The Project Assistant will be reporting to the Program Manager, providing technical and admin support to CLDH projects.

Monday, 9 December 2019

The Project Officer will be reporting to the Program Manager, providing technical and admin support to CLDH projects in the Beqaa region. The Project Officer will be responsible for activity’s implementation, monitoring evaluations, and reporting.

Friday, 29 November 2019



The Lebanese Center for Human Rights ( CLDH ) is currently conducting a Monitoring on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon through an internet blog, which is available at the following address:...


The CLDH, which provides a legal support to victims of arbitrary detention, has noticed that these detainees suffer from their detention and from an insufficient legal counselling.