Lebanese Protesters against the current government and corruption. Riad El Soleh-Beirut, Lebanon. 19 October 2019. Editorial credit: Hiba Al Kallas / Shutterstock.com


Lebanon’s political system ensures representation for its officially recognized religious communities, but limits competition and impedes the rise of cross-communal or civic parties. While residents enjoy some civil liberties and media pluralism, they also suffer from pervasive corruption and major weaknesses in the rule of law. The country’s large population of noncitizens, including refugees and migrant workers, remain subject to legal constraints and societal attitudes that severely restrict their access to employment, freedom of movement, and other fundamental rights.

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