***September 10, 2012 Press Release by the Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign, Lebanon***
The Nationality Campaigns welcomes the holding of the first meeting on September 7, 2012 of the Ministerial Commission mandated with the responsibility of revising the current Nationality Law. This first meeting was held five months after the Commission was formed. The Nationality Campaign would also like to express its appreciation to the head of the Commission, Minister Samir Mokbel, who kept the promise he made to the Campaign representatives during their sit-in on July 19, 2012 when he pledged that he will call for a first meeting right after Eid al Fitr.
Since very little has transpired from this first meeting, and because of the critical importance of being transparent as well as ensuring the participation of civil society and public opinion at large in the debates and outcomes of this Ministerial Commission, the Nationality Campaign would like to request that this Ministerial Commission, headed by Minister Mokbel, shares the points discussed during this first meeting, the position of each of its members, as well as the principles and framework it will use in reviewing the nationality and the dates of its subsequent meetings.
For the original press release in Arabic follow this link.