Lobbying and Advocacy department at Restart Center


Torture is understood as illegal, unethical, ineffective, and rehabilitation is ensured for every survivor.


The lobbying and advocacy department initiates some form of change through the promotion of norms and values by influencing domestic and international policymakers, governmental agencies and civil society organizations.


Throughout its Human Rights’ based approach, Restart Center deeply embraces individual’s dignity, integrity and respect as well as the principles of non-discrimination, equality and justice. It also seeks to foster transparency, accountability, organizational learning, and leadership within its system.

Restart Center “emphasizes the importance of victim participation in the redress process, and that the restoration of the dignity of the victim is the ultimate objective in the provision of redress”.

Acting for its beneficiary’s best interests, Restart Center programs are founded on the values of confidentiality, professional secrecy, informed consent and respect for autonomy as well as “do no harm” principals and participatory approaches.


Reinforce the Lebanese Government’s commitments to fulfill its obligations regarding prevention of torture and ill-treatment, and protection of survivors of torture and persons deprived of their liberty, in line with the national laws and international norms.


  1. Putting in place an effective legal framework that criminalizes torture, guarantees legal safeguards at all stages of detention, and amends relevant laws and regulations accordingly – notably the penitentiary law.

  2. Ensuring the implementation of the legal framework through capacity-building programs and the establishment of a mechanism that efficiently monitors the respect of the rule of law.

  3. Supporting the independent monitoring system of places of detention in Lebanon, and cooperating with relevant national and international mechanisms.

  4. Strengthening the capacity of Lebanon to live up to its international human rights obligations.


together, we can break the cycle of torture.
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North Lebanon

Sabalbal & Weli Bldg., Residence 5,
2nd floor, Dam & Farez Street, Tripoli
Tel/Fax: +961 6 410 577
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Beirut Mount Lebanon

Bou Chedid Center, Main street,
4th floor, Furn El-Chebbak
Tel/Fax: +961 1 291 066   +961 1 291 067
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