This report is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Lebanon from between February and July 2012. The report was edited by Nadim Houry, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa Division, and Graeme Reid, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Division.
Additional reviews were conducted by Lama Fakih, Syria and Lebanon researcher in the Middle East and North Africa Division, Liesl Gerntholtz, director of the Women’s Rights Division, and Rebecca Schleifer, advocacy director for the Health and Human Rights Division. Legal review was by Clive Baldwin, senior legal advisor, program review by Danielle Haas, and final program review by senior editor Joseph Saunders, deputy program director.
José Luis Hernández, associate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Division, prepared the report for publication. Additional production assistance was provided by Grace Choi, publications director, Kathy Mills, publications specialist, and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager.
We are grateful to all the men and women who met with us to share their experiences at great risk to themselves. We would also like to thank the organizations who assisted in our research, including The Legal Agenda, Skoun, AJEM, and Helem.