The Open Library Project

The Open Library Project is an online resource library with readily available reference books, reports, studies, guides and tools, and fact sheets relevant to civil society and civil society organisations’ work in Lebanon.

Dossiers are sub-libraries specific to certain events or themes
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Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
The balance-sheet of conflict: criminal revenues and warlords in Syria 2015

The conflict in Syria is forging new forms of territorial control, and a political economy that is not unlike the patronage system that was previously fostered by the ruling Ba’ath party. As a... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
The Syrian crisis and its impact on Lebanon – A conflict analysis 2015

The present report analyses the impact of the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis on Lebanon and Lebanese host communities. This brief analysis presents the main conflict issues and trends, and the... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Relief Services, Refugees
A Step towards Justice: Current accountability options for crimes under international law committed in Syria 2016

This report aims to evaluate current accountability options by looking at the feasibility and potential impacts of each option. Analysis of the existing options helps shed light on whether it may... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
Accountability for Crimes in Syria: Lessons Learned from the Field of International Justice 2016

This document is an adaption of a speech delivered on May 12, 2015 at the launch of a report by the Syrian Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC) entitled ”A Step Towards Justice: Current... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Conflict Resolution
Syrian medical NGOs in the crisis: realities, perspectives and challenges 2016

Syrian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were literally born during the current crisis, in response to various issues stemming from it. These NGOs are faced by various challenges, including... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
How can the international community engage better with Syrian civil society organizations during the civil war? 2016

Since the start of the revolution in Syria, the number and activities of Syrian civil society organisations (CSOs) have multiplied extraordinarily. Whereas before the revolution civil society... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing For Peace 2016

Local actors experience conflicts first hand. Therefore, they have an intimate understanding of what conflict dynamics need to be addressed in order to build sustainable peace. This also holds... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Report of the Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit 2016

The United Nations Secretary-General has called for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit: to reaffirm our commitment to humanity and chart a course for change. The Secretary-General’s Agenda... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Relief Services, Human Rights & Protection
Overview of Gender Actors & Interventions in Lebanon - لمحة عامة عن الأطراف الفاعلة في مجال الجندر وتدخلاتها في لبنان 2016

This report aims to present a general overview of the current local gender actors and their... [read more]

Women's rights and status, Gender Equity Network Gender
Conflict Analysis Report - The conflict context in Beirut: the social question, mobilisations cycles, and the city’s securitisation 2015

This report provides an analysis of the history and current situation of the conflict context, actors and dynamics in Beirut, Lebanon. The report seeks to shed light on the main actors, topics of... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Conflict Resolution