Aug 27 2020 5:08PM
20 minutes of life and death in Beirut

Rana Khoury is a creative director, university lecturer and social entrepreneur. She co-founded the social enterprise“Phenomenal Women” that links women survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and discrimination to training...

Aug 27 2020 5:07PM
Outside Lebanon - inside the blast

by Farah Abou El Sel Farah Abou El Sel is a Lebanese human rights activist currently based in Turkey. She has been actively involved with Lebanese and Syrian civil society for the past 10 years with a special focus on grants, donor...

Aug 27 2020 5:02PM
Lebanon: Don't let the criminals be the judges

Joey Ayoub is a Lebanese writer and activist currently based in Switzerland. He tweets at @Joeyayoub. The August 4 explosion exposed the lethal recklessness that has come to define the ruling establishment in Lebanon. We are still...

Aug 27 2020 5:02PM
Beirut Explosion: The Lebanese authorities did take swift action following the blast – but in all the wrong ways and for all the wrong reasons.

Kareem Chehayeb is an independent journalist and Non-resident Fellow at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. He tweets at @chehayebk. The Beirut Port explosion on 4 August that ripped through the heart of the city left...

Aug 27 2020 5:01PM
Lebanon: Drastic problems require radical solutions

Jonathan Dagher is a journalist and video producer at the Lebanese independent online media platform Megaphone News. He has contributed pieces to Zenith Magazine's Lebanon Chronicles and the Middle East Eye. He is also a producer on...

Jul 27 2020 1:55PM
Palestinian-Bedouin communities living in Israel more vulnerable than ever during COVID-19 

This blog has been written by the Negev Coexistence Forum, an Arab-Jewish grassroots organisation solely dedicated to protecting the rights of the Palestinian-Bedouin communities in the Negev/Naqab in Israel.

Jul 2 2020 9:27AM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israel's annexation of the West Bank

Once again, the Israeli authorities are demonstrating their complete disregard for international law. The UK government has condemned Israel's plans to illegally annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but it needs to urgently match...

Jul 1 2020 12:54PM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israe'ls plans to annex the West Bank

Once again, the Israeli authorities are demonstrating their complete disregard for international law. The UK government has condemned Israel's plans to annex the West Bank, but it needs to urgently match fine words with effective...

Jul 1 2020 12:52PM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israe'ls plans to annex the West Bank

Once again, the Israeli authorities are demonstrating their complete disregard for international law. The UK government has condemned Israel's plans to annex the West Bank, but it needs to urgently match fine words with effective...

Jun 23 2020 1:20PM
10 human rights stories you may have missed during lockdown

We published a first version of this blog in April. This new post covers 10 human rights developments which took place in May and June 2020. It is of course non-exhaustive. 1. Nigeria: children are the first victims of the conflict...

May 28 2020 11:15AM
10 human rights stories you may have missed during the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus outbreak has pretty much dominated our daily lives. Here's 10 important human rights stories that have affected millions of people but you might have missed.

May 14 2020 3:54PM
Why the UK needs to challenge Israel's plans to annex the West Bank

Trump's dismal deal Since the April 2019 elections and until recently, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz had been unable to form a governing coalition, leaving Israeli politics in an unprecedented...

Apr 7 2020 1:23PM
Lebanon’s two million refugees face a potential coronavirus catastrophe
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Lebanon’s two million refugees face a potential coronavirus catastrophe The coronavirus pandemic is difficult enough for most people, whatever their circumstances. But what does “stay at home” mean when you can’t go back to your home...

Mar 26 2020 3:07PM
Israel-Palestine: COVID-19 intensifies the humanitarian crisis for Palestinians
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Given the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world, there could be a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza if urgent action is not taken. Or, to be more accurate, there could be an intensification of an existing humanitarian emergency...