Nizar Saghieh – No society disappears through bankruptcy: Its vitality alone can ensure accountability

Author
Nizar Saghieh, Jamil Mouawad
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
This interview with lawyer and Executive Director of “The Legal Agenda” Nizar Saghieh addresses the most important dimensions of accountability following the economic and financial crisis that Lebanon is suffering. It expands the notions of justice, lack of trust in the judiciary, and widespread corruption while attempting to create hope by emphasizing the vitality of a civil society brought once more to the fore by the “17 October Uprising.” Rather than a mere uprising against power, this is now known as the revolution that revived and rebuilt society.
Topic
Civil Society, Financial Crisis, Social Movement, Protests, Accountability
Political Geography
Middle East, Lebanon