Lebanon’s Prosecutorial Authority, a Shield for Protecting Society or an Arm of the Political System?
Since the October 17 uprising, the Lebanese people have been calling for the disclosure of corruption files and for holding corrupt officials accountable. The Public Prosecution Office (PPO) is the legal authority entrusted to carry out investigations into these matters and has the authority to exercise their role in defending the interests and rights of […]
The Roadmap to an Independent Judiciary
The October 17 revolution sparked an awakening in the judicial landscape. After an initial indifference towards the judiciary, there was a common perception during the revolution’s early days of the priority of judiciary’s independence, given its central role in combating the corruption that has plagued the state and in recovering plundered funds. All anti-corruption laws […]
Lebanon’s Parliament During a Year of Collapses and Crises: Lack of Vision, Populism, Inertia, and Buying Time for a Crumbling House of Cards
Legislative Lethargy and Low Productivity The Parliament held 8 sessions during the period between October 17th, 2019 and the end of 2020. The four legislative sessions included 172 different topics1. Urgent and repeated proposed laws represented 86% of the proposals on the Parliament’s agenda, i.e. the proposals that directly reach the General Assembly, without being […]