-That the UNHCR holds itself fully responsible toward people who are registered with the Agency as refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon and grant all their rights as per the rules and regulations of the agency.
-That the UNHCR maintains transparency throughout its interactions with their partners, refugees and the media by creating a transparent mechanism or specific department where UNHCR's Persons of Concern / refugees can know their case situation and be informed about what possible alternatives they have in case resettlement was rejected by certain country. UNHCR should start open / transparent information channels with POCs informing them about their rights as beneficiaries.
-That the UNHCR assist in appointing a defense lawyer for each asylum seeker/refugee when arrested on grounds of illegal entry/stay or violation of a deportation order.
-That the UNHCR provides adequate financial assistance to cover all needs of refugees with regards to housing, education and children, especially children with disabilities.
-That the UNHCR allows asylum seeking detainees to be legally represented during the refugee determination process carried out in detention.
-That resettlement states immediately act upon resettlement requests for recognized refugees who fulfill the requested criteria, taking into consideration the urgency of the refugees’ situation.
-That the Lebanese state pushes for producing an immediate, strict policy in terms of dealing with incidents of racism or discrimination towards migrants and refugees at schools.
-That the Lebanese state treats the refugees detained in Lebanese prisons with respect and regard to their rights as asylum seekers.
-That the Lebanese state amends the law regarding illegal entry and exit and not put Refugees or asylum seekers in the same category with other individuals which illegally trespass the Lebanese borders.
Photo courtesy of the Anti-Racism Movement in Lebanon.