Know Your Flags II: Lebanon


Country Name: Lebanon

Capital: Beirut 

SC Case Mentions:

(1985) 1 SCC 523: “The age of retirement is 70 years in Brazil and Peru, 65 years in Chile, 63 years in Philippines and 64 years in Lebanon.”

1995 (4) SCALE 1: “The Syrian Orthodox Church is found mainly in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, India, the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany and Sweden.”

(2007) 14 SCC 269: “According to a report published in 2000, pedestrian deaths represent 62 % of all traffic fatalities in Lebanon.”

2011 (10) SCALE 524: “The Appellant before us is an International Cargo carrier, with its principal place of business at Beirut, Lebanon.”

Shayara Bano v. Union of India, [Writ Petition (Civi) No. 118 of 2016]: “Lebanon is a secular State. Muslims constitute its majority, which is estimated to be 54% (27% Shia, and 27% Sunni). On the issue in hand, it has enacted the following legislation:

Family Rights Law 1962

Law of 16 July 1962

Article 104. A divorce by a drunk person shall have no effect.

Article 105. A divorce pronounced under coercion shall have no effect.”