2017 Achievements

Proposing a bill to allow civil marriage in Lebanon

17 August 2017 – Even though civil marriages performed outside of Lebanon are legally accepted in the country, officiating civil marriages on Lebanese soil is not possible, due to the absence of civil personal status codes regulating such marriages. Contributing to the ongoing debate about the possibility of officiating civil marriages in Lebanon, the Ministry of Justice published a draft for a law that can regulate such an option. The issue of civil marriage continues to be a complex one because the resistance to such proposed drafts comes from religious authorities across most, if not all, confessions in Lebanon.