Member profile

Organization

L'Union pour la protection de l'enfance au liban

Constituency

Civil Society

Country/Region

Lebanon

Organisation Description

UPEL, established in 1936, is a non-governmental organization with public utility which works to aid children in Lebanon of all nationalities who have had conflicts with the law, have witnessed a crime, or have been victims of violence. MOJ contracts with UPEL pursuant to the Legislative Decree No. 422/2002 (13/6/2002). This law requires social workers to be in attendance during trials and preliminary investigations under penalty of nullity (decree legitimate 119 16/9/1983). This ensures social service to the juvenile courts, studies and addresses the protection of children at high risks, follows up judicial cases and investigations. UPEL has six offices in the Palaces of Justice in the Beirut, Baabda, Zahle, Tripoli, Saida and Nabatieh

Issues

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Emotional violence

Neglect

Sector

Women and gender equality

Early Childhood Development

Social Services/Child Protection

Justice/Law Enforcement

Human Rights

Security

Humanitarian action