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6. EQUAL RIGHTS

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an integral part of the Lebanese constitution as per Para B of its Preamble and Lebanon has ratified the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

 

THE PARTY OF LEBANON believes in the FULL EQUALITY OF RIGHTS between citizens, regardless of their gender, religion, origin, sexual preferences and personal beliefs, and particularly in the equality between men and women.

 

THE PARTY OF LEBANON WANTS:

 

  1. FULL EQUALITY OF RIGHTS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
    Lebanon has adhered to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has incorporated it into its own Constitution. The Lebanese Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights both recognize the full equality of rights between all citizens and between men and women. One of the founding principles of Lebanese society is the equality of rights between men and women.

 

  1. FULL LEGAL STATUS FOR ALL CITIZENS regardless of their gender, religion, marital status or origin. The Lebanese Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights both recognize the full equality of rights between all citizens.

 

  1. The RIGHT FOR LEBANESE WOMEN TO TRANSMIT NATIONALITY RIGHTS TO THEIR CHILDREN  in exactly the same way men do. There is nothing in the Lebanese law that forbids women from passing on their nationality to their children.

 

  1. EQUALITY OF RIGHT TO TRANSMIT NATIONALITY TO THEIR SPOUSES FOR MEN AND WOMEN. Effective residency criteria and nationality acquisition conditions must be enacted and apply to both foreign men and women marrying Lebanese citizens, once the legitimacy of the marriage is proven.

 

  1. EQUAL INHERITANCE FOR EVERY LEBANESE CITIZEN regardless of their gender, marital status or religious belonging.

 

  1. EQUAL CIVIL AND WORKING RIGHTS FOR EVERY PERSON LEGALLY RESIDENT IN LEBANON. Numerous human rights and labor conditions prevailing in Lebanon are UNCONSTITUTIONAL

 

  1. EQUAL TAX TREATMENT FOR EVERY LEBANESE CITIZEN, CORPORATION AND LEGAL ENTITIES. Numerous tax exemption situations prevailing in Lebanon are UNCONSTITUTIONAL