Reference Guide of the NHRC-CPT

هذه المقالة متاحة أيضًا بـ: العربية (Arabic)

Prepared by:Bassam Alkantar 

Title: Reference Guide of the National Human Rights Commission including the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (NHRC-CPT)

ISBN: 978-9953-0-5686-9

First Edition: 2022

Law No. 62 on the  Establishment of the National Human Rights Commission, including the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (NHRC-CPT), was ratified on October 27, 2016, based on the Paris Principles, which govern the mechanisms of establishing and running NHRCs. It followed several recommendations from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and international treaty bodies to establish Lebanon’s NHRI.

NHRIs have a broad mandate, pluralism in membership, broad functions, adequate powers, adequate resources, cooperative methods, and engagement with international bodies. Full compliance with the Paris Principles provides NHRIs with international recognition.

Although funded by the state, NHRIs are independent. They are not considered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), but serve as a “bridge” between civil societies and governments. They go by various names, depending on the country. For example, they may be called a commission, a committee, a human rights council, an ombudsman, a public defense, conciliation, or the defense of the people’s interests.

Lebanon acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) under Law No. 12 of September 5, 2008. Based on CAT Article 17, the state committed itself to creating an independent national mechanism to prevent torture by establishing the National Human Rights Commission, including the Committee for the Prevention of Torture.

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With the support of the project Promoting Community Policing in Lebanon, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies – FIIAPP  and CIVIPOL

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NHRC-CPT is an independent commission established by Law No. 62 based on the Paris Principles (‘Principles Relating to the Status of National Human Rights Institutions’). It also includes Lebanon’s national preventive mechanism (CPT) In accordance with the provisions of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) under Law No. 12 of September 5, 2008.
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