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Access to justice for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Syrian refugees’ justice concerns and access to formal and informal justice systems in Lebanon

This project will generate knowledge on access to justice for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, including the role of formal courts and informal mechanisms for resolving disputes and accessing justice (e.g. community leaders, mayors, political parties or community councils).

70% of the Syrians in Lebanon lack legal documentation issued by the Lebanese authorities, according to a survey conducted in mid-2015. Although around 80% are registered with UNHCR, the lack of official residence permits limits their interaction with state authorities.

This project will provide an improved understanding of the needs, concerns, priorities and practices of Syrian refugees seeking justice in Lebanon. It will better inform organisations working on refugee protection and will contribute to a more people-centred approach for rule of law programming in fragile environments.