Informal Justice Mechanisms Used by Syrian Refugees

Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut

As part of an ongoing research project on access to justice for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, International Alert, the International Centre for Human Sciences (CISH) and the Institute of Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR) at LAU are organizing a Roundtable on Informal Justice Mechanisms used by Syrian refugees. 

This is the third event in a series of roundtable discussions organized in 2015-2016. The event seeks to shed light on the informal mechanisms Syrian refugees resort to in an attempt to access justice and defend their rights. We will present the preliminary findings of a qualitative research conducted in May 2016 and will invite you to discuss possible actions to strengthen refugees’ access to justice.

The roundtable takes place within the framework of a joint project implemented by CISH, International Alert and LAU, on Syrian Refugees’ Justice Concerns and Access to Formal and Informal Justice Systems in Lebanon. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and aims to contribute to a more people-centred approach for rule of law programmes. Earlier roundtables discussed the access of Syrians to the formal justice system, their attitudes and practices in seeking justice during their stay in Lebanon.

Please note that the event will be held in English. You are kindly requested to RSVP by June 13 to

For more details on the event and the program, please click here.