The discrimination of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Trine Riber Plagborg

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt

Abstrakt

Lebanon has been a major host to the Palestinian refugees since the beginning of the Palestine-Israel conflict in 1948. Many of the Palestinians have been living in Lebanon for decades but continue to be denied citizenship. The Lebanese policies have been a major obstacle for the integration of the Palestinian refugees and have led to an exclusion and marginalisation in the Lebanese society today. Unable to return to their home country and marginalized by the Lebanese society, the are caught in a legal limbo with no prospects of the future. In order to understand the continues discrimination of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon will the report build on two explanatory hypotheses. One of that the Palestinians are discriminated in Lebanon because they are mainly Sunni Muslims and giving them equal rights would upset the delicate ethnic-religious balance in Lebanon. Finally, that the Palestinians are discriminated in Lebanon because it has been a political necessity vis-à-vis Israel. Granting the Palestinian refugees equal rights would mean acceptance of Israel has no responsibilities for the refugees.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2018
Antal sider26
VejledereGorm Rye Olsen

Emneord

  • Lebanon
  • Palestine
  • Discrimination
  • Human rights