Culture Minister Khoury speaks during a conference in Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Lebanon should establish a permanent official body to draft human rights reports, monitor rights issues and implement recommendations, experts and officials said Thursday at a workshop on the matter in Beirut.The new body would be responsible for producing human rights reports and for implementing recommendations to improve the situation.Currently, the Foreign Ministry collects input from different ministries to make reports for international bodies, Sidahmed told The Daily Star. However, he said the government is interested in the idea of forming a permanent structure for this. Choucair said he was open to the idea during the workshop. He noted that moves have been made to establish a permanent structure within his office that would follow up on Lebanon's human rights commitments.
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