8 December 2021
This policy paper is a product of the “Refugees in Lebanon: An Unknown Path (RiLUP)” campaign, launched by Access Center for Human Rights (ACHR) in May 2021, in cooperation with several local and international civil society organizations working on refugee affairs. The campaign aims to shed light on Syrian refugee issues in Lebanon, by providing donors, the international community and United Nations bodies with legal recommendations that may contribute to amending the Lebanese government’s policy of dealing with refugees, urging it to abide by international law, as well as calling on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to strengthen its role in supporting refugee issues.
The campaign is an extension of the “Refugee Rights Defenders Delegation” organized by ACHR in 2019, which aimed to shed light on refugee issues in Lebanon and their suffering, coming forth with recommendations to international bodies and the Lebanese government concentrating on the issue of arbitrary deportation to Syria. The delegation at that time included a group of human rights defenders interested in and working on refugee affairs in different countries.