Tuesday, May 20, 2014

بيان التضامن مع اللاجئين الفلسطينيين من سوريا - Solidarity statement with Palestinian refugees from Syria‎

Eight human rights organizations co-sign a solidarity statement with Palestinian refugees from Syria, urging the Lebanese authorities to put an immediate end to DEPORTATIONS TO SYRIA as well as other violations.

8 منظمات لحقوق الإنسان شاركت في التوقيع على بيان التضامن مع اللاجئين الفلسطينيين من سوريا، وحثت السلطات
اللبنانية لوقف عمليات الترحيل إلى سوريا فورا والانتهاكات الأخرى لحقوق الإنسان

Huit organisations de défense des droits de l’Homme cosignent une déclaration de solidarité avec les réfugiés palestiniens de Syrie, demandant aux autorités libanaises de mettre immédiatement un terme aux EXPULSIONS VERS LA SYRIE et aux autres violations.


May 20, 2014 - The organizations signatories of this appeal express their deep concern about the new policy of the Lebanese authorities towards Palestinian Refugees from Syria.

Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that « everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution». While Syrians access relatively easily the Lebanese territory, fleeing the bloody conflict in their country, many information show that measures are being taken to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria to access to and stay in Lebanon.

Worse still, dozens of Palestinians from Syria have reportedly been expelled from Lebanon to Syria on May 4, 2014 in violation of article 3 of the Convention against Torture ratified by Lebanon that provides that « No State Party shall expel, return ("refouler") or extradite a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture. (...) The competent authorities shall take into account all relevant considerations including, where applicable, the existence in the State concerned of a consistent pattern of gross, flagrant or mass violations of human rights. »

We firmly condemn these discriminatory measures and violations and express our solidarity with the refugees in general and the Palestinians from Syria more particularly.

We urge the Lebanese authorities to grant the Palestinians from Syria the same rights as to the Syrians and to respect their international Human rights commitments.

Signatories:- ACAT – France (Action by Christians Against Torture)

- Alkarama Foundation

- Anti Racism Movement – Lebanon

- CLDH – Lebanese Center for Human Rights

- EMHRN – Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network

- FEMED – Euro Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances

- PHRO – Palestinian Human Rights Organization

- Working Together for Human Rights (AEDH – France)

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