Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Lebanon

Lebanon has received in the last years an influx of migrants which increased its population by almost 25%. We asked Lebanese people and Syrian refugees their experiences with justice to identify the bright spots and to help prioritize the areas that need intervention.

HiiL partnered with Statistics Lebanon to conduct a nationwide Justice Needs and Satisfaction (JNS) survey during spring of 2017. We included a sub-sample reaching 20% of the interviews, focused on Syrian refugees living in the country. In this way, we aim to understand the specific needs of both groups.

Together with the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI), we organized a workshop to share our preliminary findings with local experts who provided valuable insights and recognized the patterns we found.

The research covers general perceptions and attitudes regarding the justice system in Lebanon. Furthermore, respondents were interviewed about their specific justice needs and their pursued paths to justice. While also highlighting their perceptions on the quality the procedure, quality of the outcomes, and costs of these paths to justice.

Data is now available in the Justice Dashboard.


randomly selected adults in Lebanon interviewed


Syrian refugees interviewed


stakeholders involved in the reporting