As many as 17,400 people are estimated to have gone missing during the civil conflict in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990. Civil society has been persistent in keeping the missing persons issue in public view. NGOs have called on the authorities to launch a sustained and comprehensive process of accounting for the missing. Lebanon has made some progress in tackling the issue.  In 2014 the State Consultative Council (Majlis Shura al-Dawla), the country’s highest administrative judicial authority, recognized “the right to know” in a high-profile decision. Lebanon signed the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances (ICCPED) in 2007 but has not yet ratified the Convention.