A third consultation session on the National Human Rights Action Plan kick started earlier this week under the theme of “the Rule of Law and the safeguarding of rights in the administration of the justice system.”
Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the session was attended by a wide array of government and civil society representatives as well as human rights experts, and comes as a series of initiatives prepared by the Ministry to consult with duty bearers and right holders.
Speaking during the event, Member of Parliament and Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee in Lebanon Mr. Ghassan Moukheiber spoke about the importance of national plans in the context of the rule of law and the safeguarding of rights. He also elaborated on lessons learned from the Lebanese experience in developing of the National Action Plan.
“The National Plan of Action needs to be looked at as a living document that is constantly updated following new developments related either to the violations or to the respect of international human rights standards by the authorities,” he said.