With the expiration of its six-year implementation period in 2020, the time has come to evaluate and update the National Action Plan for Human Rights in light of the legal, social, political, administrative and judicial developments.
The NAP revision process is composed of three phases:
Phase I: Document Review: whereby citizens at large, in addition to experts representing all concerned stakeholders will review the previous NAP and suggest modifications to the current text by April 30, 2021. All comments and suggestions will be appropriately compiled into a new draft NAP that will be posted on this website in mid-May 2021 for additional comments and suggestions until June 15, 2021. Stay posted!
Phase II (by June 15, 2021): Debate Review within 6 Working Groups representing the 6 main clusters of rights of the NAP: Justice; Civil & Political rights; Economic, Social and Cultural rights; Non-discrimination - rights of vulnerable groups; Rights of Migrants, Displaced and Refugees; Mechanisms for protecting human rights and following-up on the implementation of the national plan. The membership of the Working Groups will be established by the Coordination Committee and will include all relevant expert stakeholders:
- Parliamentary committees
- Ministries, public administrations and security agencies.
- Independent administrations/institutions, including the National Human Rights Institution
- Independent bodies, the judiciary
- Civil society organizations
- International organizations and agencies
- Independent experts
Phase III: Drafting and approval of the final version of the NAP: a new draft of the NAP that incorporates all suggestions and conclusions of the debates within the Phase II working groups is presented for approval to the Coordination Committee. In turn, the Committee transmits the new NAP to the relevant authorities and parties concerned with its implementation for adoption and required commitments.
Who is Coordinating the Review Effort?
The NAP for Human Rights in Lebanon revision and evaluation process guarantees a comprehensive and consultative process, through the establishment of a Coordination Committee
that oversees and manages the process. The Committee is composed of:
- The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Human Rights (Chair)
- The Chair of the Parliamentary Committee for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Representatives of the national mechanism for reporting and follow-up within Government (a representative of the Council of Minister and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- A representative of the President of the Supreme Judicial Council
- The Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, including the Committee on the Prevention of Torture.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme are providing technical support to the process.