Seven years into the Syrian refugee crisis, Lebanon continues to host over one million registered Syrian refugees, in what is now framed as a protracted crisis. Access to and adequacy of shelter persist as key impediments for Syrian refugees’ enjoyment of a number of human rights. Housing, land and property (HLP) rights are crucial for rebuilding the lives of uprooted people. HLP rights are a composite of multiple rights in international human rights law, namely the right to adequate housing, security of tenure, privacy and respect for the home, and freedom of movement. The right to adequate housing is subsequently interpreted by a set of criteria, including legal security of tenure, availability of services, habitability, affordability, accessibility, location and cultural adequacy.

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  • Lebanon
  • November 2018
  • Inter-Agency document