Nizar Saghieh



The President’s Outdated Speech: Using the Judiciary as Cover and Legislation to Buy Time

On 24 October 2019, days after the popular movement in Lebanon began, President of the Republic General Michel Aoun delivered a public speech. He went further than the prime minister in ackn...Read More >>

The Unmasking of Already Discredited Politicians: Comments on the So-Called “Reform Paper”

The paper that Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced upon the deadline he had given himself and his partners in government to respond to the demands of the largest popular movement in Lebanes...Read More >>

Lebanese Access to Information Law is for Boasting, Not Transparency

In late June 2019, The Legal Agenda received a letter from General Secretary of the Council of Ministers Mahmoud Makkieh stating that Makkieh refuses to comply with the information request T...Read More >>

The Plight of Housing Policies in Lebanon

The problems associated with housing have been topics of frequent discussion in Lebanese public discourse since at least the period of independence. But it has become an even more prominent ...Read More >>

Trying Adam Chamseddine: Prosecution Instead of Praise

The military court issued a three-month jail sentence in absentia against journalists Adam Chamseddine and Fidaa Itani over statements they posted on social media. The sentence that was issu...Read More >>

In 2018, Whom Did the Law Serve in Tunisia?

“Whom does the law serve?” This question poses itself in any society wishing to take measure of its democracy. Who creates the broad strokes of legal norms and regulations, and h...Read More >>

Environmental Crimes in Lebanon: Unlawful Enrichment That Kills

On 17 February 2019, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan told Elnashra that “she will rigorously apply the law pertaining to quarries and implement the decisions iss...Read More >>

War Money is the People’s Money and the State’s Right

On 28 February 2019, Single Criminal Judge in Beirut Fatima Jouni issued a decision on a dispute between two giants: on one side, the Lebanese Forces party, which has 15 members in Parliamen...Read More >>

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