Derbas, Hashem and Joreige attend the ceremony at the Beirut Bar Association. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The dilemma of stateless Lebanese children should be fixed through legislative solutions and a new personal status law, officials underscored Wednesday during the launch of the National Day of Stateless Lebanese Children.Joreige, who has a degree in Lebanese and French law, spoke during a ceremony at the Beirut Bar Association held at the invitation of the National Committee to Address the Situation of Stateless Children in collaboration with World Vision.Joreige explained that the Lebanese media plays a vital role in putting an end to the issue, raising awareness among parents about their duties.A bill allowing foreigners of Lebanese origin to receive Lebanese nationality was passed in November, and Joreige said that it is now the responsibility of these Lebanese to register their children.The Education Ministry renewed its commitment to the right of stateless Lebanese children to education, said Hadi Zalzali, chair of the ministry's Official Education Department.
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