Carlos Eddé

A sustained, courageous, and consistent voice for human rights, Lebanese self-determination, and the rejection of fascism and sectarianism in Lebanon and the region, Mr. Eddé is a key figure of the Cedar Revolution of 2005 that started through nonviolence the ongoing Middle East human rights upheaval. ‘Amid’ (Dean in Arabic) of the Lebanese National Bloc, one of the oldest parties in the country, he has promoted modernization of the political process in particular through electoral law reform, citing the sectarian and inegalitarian law as the major obstacle to democratic development in Lebanon. In an article published in both L’Orient le Jour and an-Nahar, he maintains that “Democracy is, for all its risks and shortcomings, the best political system; while it does not prevent mistakes along the way, it allows for their correction, and results – in the long term – in the development of a mature and stable society. (continue)

Interview with Right to Nonviolence – 01 July 2011

Carlos Eddé in the Media:

On the assassination of Wissam Al-Hassan by a car bomb in Achrafieh, Beirut, in a political special on MTV.