JUSTICIA’s Main Activities and Accomplishments.

1-Launching a roadmap through strategic plans for the future of Lebanon in each of the following fields: health, environment, education, labor, industry, agriculture, oil and gas, tourism... prepared by a group of lawyers, activists and university students under the supervision of JUSTICIA’s President Dr. Paul Morcos for three years (2016-2018) published in JUSTICIA’s series of publications (number 10) in 134 pages. A number of the concerned ministries have collaborated with the researchers and supplied them with the latest numbers and studies that they have so that the new work is cumulative and they provided preliminary readings for the studies as well. 
The sectorial studies do not delve into lengthy poems, but rather address directly the problems faced by each sector and offer, in numbers, statistics and comparisons, solutions with the necessary implementation cost and duration that it takes, and the official institutions which would be subject to cancellation or modification or that requires to be established.

  1. Coordinating and redrafting the National Human Rights Action Plan for Lebanon for the Lebanese Parliament with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Lebanon and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): (2008 – Present).

  2. The Action Plan covers twenty-three topics related to different human rights and development needs in Lebanon. The topics involve:
    • Women’s Rights
    • Children’s Rights
    • Labor Law and Social Security
    • Right to Access to Culture
    • Right to Education
    • Rights of Migrant Workers
    • Right to Adequate Housing
    • Rights of People with Disabilities
    • Right to Health
    • Right to a Safe and Healthy Environment
    • Forced Disappearance
    • Prisons
    • Independence of the Judiciary
    • Wiretapping 
    • Torture
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
    • Freedom of Association
    • Criminal Law
    • Criminal Procedure
    • Death Penalty
    • Economic and Social Rights of Palestinian Refugees
    • Economic and Social Rights of Non-Palestinian Refugees

    Each study states the international conventions applicable to each topic, the legal status and the legislation in Lebanon, the current status and the actions Lebanon is taking to address and/or promote each topic, and finally the study puts forward relevant recommendations for future action.

  3. Participating in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the Council of Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland on December 10, 2010. JUSTICIA also participated in the preparations for the review and assisted in writing the report of the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations working on the UPR in Lebanon. 
  4. Supporting legal aid for low-income citizens by presenting several programs and conferences with the assistance of the American Bar Association and the Arabic Council of Legal and Judicial Studies (2010- 2011).
  5. Providing the World Bank with specialized studies on enhancing the delivery of justice sector services to the poor and resolving land related disputes in Lebanon.
  6. Facilitating citizens’ access to justice by including on JUSTICIA website answers to common questions and complaints (along with samples of request forms to the Public Administration) by authoring books and publications enlightening citizens about their rights and how to assert them. The “To Be Equal Under the Law” project was accomplished with the support of the Amideast/USAID program. (2010-2011).   
  7. Drafting a proposed law to enable mothers to grant their nationality to their children as part of the campaign led by the National Committee for Women’s Rights with the support of the UNDP (2009).
  8. Authoring the study that sets forth the legal means by which women could open bank accounts for their minor children in Lebanon in connection with the campaign organized by the Institute of Progressive Women (IPW). The study was adopted by the Banks Association of Lebanon (2010).
  9. Enabling minors to travel with their mothers, as part of the campaign organized by the IPW. The study has been adopted by the General Directorate of the General Security.
  10. Project leadership coalition of civil society organizations in Lebanon: “Promotion of human rights in Lebanon through an international review mechanisms” with the support of the Arab Human Rights Fund (2011-2012).
  11. Delivering English language courses (American Corners) in remote areas of Lebanon, project funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) (2010).
  12. Providing studies and drafts of proposed law for the “Association of the Retirees” for tax exemptions (2012).
  13. Coordinating with other Lebanese civil society organizations and cooperating with international organizations, mainly the European Union and the regional office of UNESCO to promote development programs and support citizen rights.
  14. Organizing and participating in the awareness programs, projects and conferences in Lebanon and abroad.

  15. Launching of books and publications on the definition of citizen rights and how to practice their rights:
  16. 1.Strategic plans for Lebanon’s future, 134 p., 2016.
  17. 2.Military court and fair trial, JUSTICIA publication in collaboration with the German organization Konrad Adenauer, 191 p., Beirut 2014.
  18. 3.Civil marriage- Mechanism under the lack of legislation by the Lebanese government, idea of Dr. Walid Slaybi, publication of the Lebanese organization for civil rights, 103 p., 2014.
  19. 4.Lebanese banks facing legal and international obstacles: banking secrecy, money laundering, Islamic banks, electronic services and tax evasion, JUSTICIA publication, 299 p., 2013.
  20. 5.The culture of defending rights: the constitution, human rights, rationalization of politics, public matters, conciliation of the people with the government, the banking system, JUSTICIA publication, 475 p., 2013.
  21. 6.Your rights at work. (24 questions and answers with specimen of notices and lawsuits) Beirut, 2011, 69 p., hard copy and soft copy available on www.justiciadh.org.
  22. 7.Your guide in Health: patients’ rights and obligations, the medical body’s rights, obligations and responsibilities (40 questions and answers with judicial sentences and specimen of requests) Beirut, 2010, 87 p., hard copy and soft copy available on www.justiciadh.org.
  23. 8.A to Z of trade and industry, (37 questions and answers with specimen of applications and transactions) Beirut, 2010, 94 p., hard copy and soft copy available on www.justiciadh.org.
  24. 9.Municipal Rights. Beirut. (More than 100 questions and answers with specimen of requests and objections, and municipalities articles), Beirut, 166 p., 2011, hard copy and soft copy available on www.justiciadh.org.
  25. 10.Taxpayers’ Rights: what are your rights and duties? (11 main titles enhanced by examples), Beirut. 80 p., 2011, soft copy available on www.justiciadh.org.
  26. 11.Bank Customers’ Rights. (63 questions and answers), Beirut. 134 p., 2011, hard copy and soft copy available on www.justiciadh.org.