On 4 November 1989, The Taif Agreement (Source: Permanent Mission to the United Nations) was approved by the Lebanese Parliament putting an end to fifteen years of civil war in the country. In March 1991, the Amnesty Law (Source: Civil Society Knowledge Center) was passed for all crimes that had occurred since 1975 and the warlords became the political leaders of the country with unlimited impunity.
Since then this agreement controlled every aspect of the daily life of the Lebanese. And while the agreement stipulates political and economic reform, almost too little has been done indeed into this direction. The Lebanese political system remains based on a sectarian division of constitutional powers and administrative positions to ensure the representation of all religious groups. This, in fact, led to a paralysis of the decisionmaking process and multi-level corruption. In 2019, Lebanon ranked 138/180 on the Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International with a score of 28/100.
Webinar V. - August 18, 2020: Beirut Blast & OSINT
This special webinar took place two weeks after the Beirut blast in Lebanon that happened on the 4th of August, 2020. Mark Pfeiffer, the CVO, Dominika Betakova, Marketing & Communications Specialist and Alexander Oberkersch, the Business Development Manager present findings from the Beirut Blast report that you can download free-of-charge here.
SAIL LABS team was joined by two special guests:
Ramy El-Khoury – A technical expert and critical asset – on the ground in Lebanon; Director (Lebanon) – CEO (KSA) – Managing Director (UAE) at Rafik El-Khoury & Partners
Eelco H. Dykstra – Chairperson of VISION 20/20 Program and Network: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ ; Creator of the Nine Universal Roadblocks (NUR) Model Founder, Daily Impact Emergency Management (DIEM) Network
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