Security Sector Reform in Lebanon

Since the liberation of most of the Lebanese occupied territories in 2000 and following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafic Harriri in 2005, and following the withdrawal of the Syrian Army from Lebanon, the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, faced by numerous challenges, underwent once more, an inadequate attempt to reform. The primary security functions in the country during this delicate phase were granted to the Lebanese Army which was able to reunite after the Ta’if constitution was passed in 1990.
This brief conference paper will pinpoint the flaws in the Lebanese security apparatus and will raise broad recommendations on necessary reform.

The views represented in this paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Arab Reform Initiative, its staff, or its board.