Civil society’s role in security sector reform in Lebanon

An asymmetric partnership despite a growing working relationship with security services

Summary:

This paper seeks to provide a context analysis of the complex and evolving interaction between non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the security services in Lebanon, which have shown some constructive aspects in the past decade. It also attempts to outline the main types of interventions by Lebanese civil society organisations (CSOs) in the area of security sector reform (SSR).