The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) conducted a 1-day pilot training (24 July 2018) on border investigations for 10 participants from operational frontline control posts from the Directorate General of the General Security (GS). Activities were delivered jointly within the framework of the Netherlands- and Swiss-funded components of the project Enhanced Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (IBM Lebanon), funded by the EU.

The training introduced general principles of border investigations, professional standards for investigations in the context of border controls and existing interviewing models, focusing on the main features of ethical initial interviewing in border management. Throughout training activities, participants were presented with a balanced approach to border investigations, tailored to GS operational needs, which integrates control, facilitation and protection concerns.

This pilot training, which will result in the adoption by GS of the resulting training module, is part of ongoing support to GS to develop training capacities on a rights-based approach to border management and migration.