The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the Middle East and North Africa organized, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Human Rights Directorate in Lebanese General Security two training workshops for General security personnel on human rights and international instruments and principles in border management.
70 personnel participated in the workshops that highlighted on various topics focusing on the importance of mainstreaming human rights principles in all national laws and policies in border management. The workshops also emphasized on dealing with immigrants, especially vulnerable groups, namely women, children and the elderly.
Furthermore, the Code of Conduct for the General Security, which was developed in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2016, was subject to discussion in terms of its circulations to all personnel and the obligation to abide by its provisions in all tasks carried out by the General Security personnel.
This activity falls under the coordination of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with the security institutions to promote respect and development of human rights in Lebanon.