Centre Libanais des Droits Humains (CLDH)

Contact : Wadih Al-Asmar, Secretary General of the CLDH, Treasurer and Member of the Board of the FEMED


The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is the official Lebanese structure that takes over the local activities of the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support to Lebanese Arbitrary Detainees) based in France. SOLIDA is a human rights organization member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) which since 1996 has been active in the fight against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and impunity of perpetrators of serious human rights violations.

The CLDH was established in Beirut in October 2006 by the SOLIDA team assisted by local human rights defenders, and has the following objectives

- to fight against enforced disappearances of Lebanese citizens (and persons usually residing in Lebanon);

- to fight against arbitrary detention;

- to fight against impunity of perpetrators of serious human rights violations.



Contact : Ghazi Aad, President


SOLID (Support for Lebanese in Detention) is an association of families of Lebanese disappeared who, as early as 1989, launched a campaign to collect information in order to document cases of enforced disappearances. Through its activities, such as the writing of reports or press conferences, and the support of many international NGOs, the association demands from the Lebanese and Syrian authorities that the truth be told about the enforced disappearances of which thousands of people were victims.



Comité des familles de personnes disparues ou kidnappées

Contact : Wadad Halwani, President


The Committee of the Parents of the Kidnapped and Missing in Lebanon is a non-governmental organization, which was established on November 17, 1982. The association is made up of mothers, fathers, wives, children, brothers and sisters of those who were abducted or disappeared during the war that started on April 13, 1975 in Lebanon. At the end of the hostilities, their number was estimated at 17,000.