A picture taken on January 27, 2018, shows figures representing women, killed by male relatives in Lebanon, including eight killed in the past 60 days, during a rally organized by activists from KAFA. (AFP/ANWAR AMRO)
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Officials involved with a once-promising law stipulating the foundation of a national human rights agency expressed optimism that its core members could be decided before Lebanon's parliamentary elections, though lack of funding casts doubt the body could actually function.Abdel-Salam Sidahmed, regional representative for the U.N.'s human rights agency that supported the establishment of the NHRI, said he hoped the committee could be set up "before the [parliamentary] elections" slated for May 6 . Nearly two years later, the NHRI has yet to launch and the government has not appointed the institute's final roster of 10 core human rights commissioners, sources close to the process told The Daily Star.
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