Gender Analysis of the Lebanese Legal System

31 Dec 2020

The Lebanese constitution specifies that “All Lebanese shall be equal before the law…”, yet discrimination against women is pervasive throughout Lebanon’s legal framework. Moreover, Lebanon has ratified several important international agreements including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), yet inequality is entrenched within the legal system evident in the  presence of overtly discriminatory legal provisions, absence of specific protections, the use of discriminatory practices in the implementation of laws and the influence of religious institutes.

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