Mapping of Political Violence in Lebanon (1975 - 2008)

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Mapping of Political Violence in Lebanon (1975 - 2008) is a project by Lebanon Support in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Lebanon. The objective of the project is to gather incidents of political violence and human rights violations that occurred in Lebanon between 1975 and 2008 all in one interactive mapping. Mapped incidents include mass killings, bombardments of residential areas, systematic and widespread use of torture, assassinations, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, sieges of villages, and deprivation of civilian populations of food and water. The project also includes six interactive timelines, having geographically-specific records, of different periods that saw an escalation of violence. Information sources: The project reproduces the data of the report produced in September 2013 by ICTJ titled “Lebanon’s Legacy of Political Violence: A Mapping of Serious Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lebanon, 1975-2008”.
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 Individual incident marker
 
Individual incidents are incidents of conflict which took place in a specific time and place, and are categorized and classified upon assessing the types of events that took place, some incidents have a prolongued time frame, such as battles, or prolongued armed clashes. Incidents may have more than one category or classification. [Once you click on an individual incident, a pop-up box will appear showing the details of the incident].
 
 Green Cluster       
 Yellow Cluster      
 Red Cluster
 
Clustering: A cluster is a grouping of incident markers, its color changes between green, yellow and red indicating the number of incidents grouped within that cluster. Clustering works by dividing the map into squares of certain size (the size changes at different zoom levels) and then grouping the markers into each grid-square. The color of the cluster changes based on the average maximum and minimum of all incidents markers shown on the map. The number indicated on the cluster is the number of individual incidents grouped within the cluster. [To be able to see the different incidents grouped within a cluster, click on the cluster, the map will zoom in to the different incidents grouped within in].
 
 
To view all incidents that took place in a specific location, you can either click on the village name in the table available on the map, or click one incident present at that loation on the map, and inside the description box click on the village name, once you have done that, you will be forwarded to the village profile, where all incidents that took place in that location are listed in a table which can be filtered based on existing indicators used in the conflict mapping and analysis.