UK Ambassador Jugo Shorter gives a speech during a reception honoring the civil society on Dec. 13, 2017 (The Daily Star/British Embassy HO)
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British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter has called for the implementation of a human rights law passed in Lebanon in October last year, according to a statement from his media office.The ambassador called on civil society and the government to cooperate to ensure the implementation of newly passed laws.In October 2016, Parliament passed a law creating the independent National Commission for Human Rights and the National Human Rights Institute, which included the NPM. The bodies were mandated to improve the conditions of those detained and protect their human rights -- but the law has yet become operational.
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