Lebanon was the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture in December 2010. In 2016, a law creating a new Institution acting both as National Human Rights Institution and as National Preventive Mechanism was adopted. We provide assistance to the members in the crucial phase of establishment.

OPCAT Status
OPCAT Ratification: Monday, December 22, 2008
UNCAT Ratification: Thursday, October 5, 2000
NPM Designated: National Commission for Human Rights