Who are we?

The Access Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) operates as a non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization. It is led and run by Syrian refugees who have professional backgrounds in law, human rights, and journalism and who were forced to seek asylum in Lebanon because of their pro-democracy activism in Syria. ACHR is dedicated to upholding the rule of law and fighting impunity. It maintains a non-religious, non-sectarian stance and remains independent of any political affiliations. ACHR defends the  communal and individual rights of refugees by investigating and highlighting the many violations of international law from which they suffer. ACHR argues for the voluntary, dignified and safe return of refugees to their countries of origin. It has been registered in Lebanon since 2017 and in France since 2020. 

The needs of freedom of opinion and expression

Support mechanisms for expressing opinions and issues in the media.

Legal representation procedures

Appointing attorneys those whose rights have been violated by the authorities and security agencies to secure their personal safety.

Accountability mechanisms

Documenting human rights violations and mobilizing local and international public opinion to raise existing violations and enable victims to access local judiciary.

Prevention/protection mechanisms

Raising violations through awareness and dialogue to confront and limit discriminatory practices and incitement and building a culture that respects and protects rights and freedoms.


Individuals demanding safe residency outside the borders of their homeland.

Arbitrarily arrested

Individuals whose liberty has been withheld without a confirmed crime before official and unofficial powers present on the Lebanese territories.

Personal safety needs

Ensuring the right to live in safety, the right to housing, freedom of movement, and guaranteeing their legal and social application.

Decent work needs

Ensuring justice and human dignity within the permissible legal framework.

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