Civil Observatory for the Independence and Transparency of the Judiciary

Dismissing the State Council President: Backtracking on a Presidential Promise

On August 3, 2017, a decree was issued dismissing Judge Shukri Sader from the presidency of the State Council and appointing Judge Henry Khoury in his place. There were few sporadic objectio...Read More >>

Beyond Combating Modern Slavery: Developing the Judge’s Social Role

On March 13, 2017, Summary Affairs Judge in Beirut Jaad Maalouf issued a decision denying a claim to recover possession of a foreign [domestic] worker. According to the ruling’s conclu...Read More >>

Right of Disabled to Working in Lebanon: Complicity and Non-compliance

On February 13, 2017, the Lebanese State Council’s first chamber issued a final decision on guaranteeing disabled people’s right to work in the private sector. The decision oblig...Read More >>

Lebanese Judge: Passport Retention of Domestic Workers Violates International Law

On June 23, 2014, Summary Affairs Judge in Beirut Jad Maalouf issued an important decision deeming that employers who retain the passports of domestic workers are violating basic rights guar...Read More >>

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