Within the framework of Baladi Cap’s Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI), the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace (LFPCP) conducted its fifth steering committee meeting of the project " building the rule of law society" on March 29, 2018 at the Lebanese parliament to discuss with the project achievements so far and to agree on the coming phase.
The meeting was spearheaded by Deputy Yassine Jaber MP Chair of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of following up on the implementation of laws, and with participation of MP KHALED Zahraman, Mrs. Alia Abbas General Director of Ministry of Economy and Trade; Dr. Antoine Romanous Head of Department at the Ministry of Health, the Baladi Cap project was represented by Dr. Fares El Zein Baladi Cap Chief of Party. Meanwhile the LFPCP team included Dr. Antoine Messarra chairman, Mr. Rabih Kays Project Director, Maribelle Tarabay Project Coordinator.
Also representative from LIBNOR Mr. Mohammad Shamas participated in the meeting, and Representative from IRI Dr. Imad Hajj Chehade, Project experts and Mr. Said Issa from the civil society organizations.
The main discussions throughout the meeting were on success of the workshop on Food Safety that took place at 27 of March 2018 at the Grand Serail and the process of drafting the implementing decrees of the three identified laws which are: The Law of Protection of Confidential DNA Information for Lebanese Citizens, Food Safety Law, and The Law of Measurement and Scaling System in Lebanon.
The project “Building a rule of law society: to enhance bases of Democratic Governance and Rule of law” is aimed at advocating for the issuance of government decrees to implement three key laws already passed by Parliament.