Ghida Frangieh

is a Beirut-based lawyer and legal researcher

Beirut Court of Appeal: Sexual Orientation is Not Punishable

On 14 November, 2018, the Misdemeanors Court of Appeal in Beirut ruled to discharge three young men – two Lebanese and one Syrian – charged with homosexual relations.[1] The Syri...Read More >>

Pre-Trial Detention in Lebanon: Punishment Prior to Conviction or a Necessary Measure?

An Analysis of Short-Term Pre-Trial Detention Rulings This study intends to understand the judicial policies and practices related to the use of pre-trial detention in criminal trials in ...Read More >>

Preconceptions Overshadow Sexual Exploitation

This article is based on The Legal Agenda’s study of human trafficking court cases in 2016 and 2017.   Before the issuance of the anti-human trafficking law in 2011, the Leb...Read More >>

Birth Mothers in Lebanon: Perpetrators or Victims of Human Trafficking?

In the scope of our study of human trafficking cases before the courts, we found two pertaining to the illegal adoption of children born in Lebanon. The decision-making authorities deemed th...Read More >>

Human Trafficking Victims Marginalized Before the Courts

In light of the weakness of the state’s mechanisms for protecting human trafficking victims and the fact that civil society organizations bear the brunt of this responsibility, what pl...Read More >>

Human Trafficking Crimes Before the Courts: In the Shadow of Prosecution

ِEditor’s note: In 2018, The Legal Agenda conducted a study on the human trafficking cases that were pending before or examined by the various examining bodies in the two criminal cour...Read More >>

Regulating Entry and Residence Conditions for Syrians: A Legal Victory in Lebanon

 On February 8, 2018, Lebanon’s high administrative court, the State Council, issued a ruling stating that it is not for the General Directorate of General Security to amend the c...Read More >>

Denying Syrian Refugees Status: Helping or Harming Lebanon?

At the beginning of 2015, the General Directorate of General Security (“General Security”) modified the conditions of residence for Syrians pursuant to the policy -adopted by the...Read More >>

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