Civil society’s role in security sector reform in Lebanon: An asymmetric partnership despite a growing working relationship with security services

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 in the area of security sector reform.

This paper is one of six papers exploring the Lebanese public’s perceptions of their security institutions. You can view the other related papers here:
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Citizens’ perceptions of security threats stemming from the Syrian refugee presence in Lebanon
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Perceptions and prescriptions: How Lebanese people view their security
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