The observatory program
Supported by: Hivos
The overall objective:
Citizenship League established its Observatory, aiming to monitor and document citizenship violations in Lebanon and the region at all levels, to detect these violations and to contribute in ending such practices, in addition to contributing to the creation of the citizenship culture and disseminate it, and encourage citizens to defend it and protect it.
First: Preparation and training phase:
1- Promoting the culture of citizenship among the League members, and this to be achieved in coordination with the knowledge program team within the knowledge program.
2- To qualify, enable and train the League members in the monitoring, documentation and reporting mechanisms, in coordination with the enabling program team within the enabling Program.
3- Issuing a handbook (Guidance handbook) about monitoring and reporting mechanisms.
Second: the implementation phase:
1- The legal team of the SL4C would study and review the Constitution, decrees, decisions and executive instructions of the effective laws to check their compatibility with citizenship basis and values.
2- To receive reports of citizenship violations, written by the Observatory team and members of the League and its friends.
3- To receive complaints and reports from citizens, governmental and non-governmental associations, local and international institutions and organizations about citizenship rights violations, then study and investigate the validity of such information, and issue related reports or data.
4- To draw the attention of individuals, parties, foundations, associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and others, to the citizenship rights violations within their works and documents, and clarify to them the need to rectify their works in line with the basis and values of citizenship.
5- To monitor citizenship violations done by government or/and citizens, and other violations related to public space (public and private properties, neighborhood, street, city …).
6- To contribute to the defense of persons (natural or juridical) who have been subjected to citizenship rights violations, by publishing and exposing these violations in addition to law suiting to redress these persons.
7- To promote awareness in citizenship rights through periodic and special reports and studies and researches published in the Observatory. Following up with public and private activities to ensure that they are consistent with citizenship rights and monitoring violations that could occur during these activities, such as elections (local administration – parliamentary – presidential), exhibitions, seminars, and lectures.
8- To prepare periodic reports about the Observatory work and the accomplishments during the previous period.
9- Cooperating and networking with local and international organizations and associations, as well as the media on monitoring citizenship violations and exchanging information, documents and reports.
The Observatory contributes effectively to the League’s social networking site (Facebook); in line with the purpose and the objectives of the Observatory; the page is constantly monitored, messages and reports are received, and interaction with members and friends is done regularly. Everything published on the page is being monitored.
To contribute with us in documenting violations of citizenship, please download the attached form, write the report then send it back to the League’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org