Families of 192 individuals disappeared from Al Razaza Checkpoint in Al Anbar in October 2014 continue to call on the Iraqi authorities to reveal their fate and whereabouts.
Punitive Measures Hit Journalists, Activists and Ordinary Citizens Too
While journalists continue to face severe abuses, newly adopted and draft legislation on cybercrime, fake news and hate speech has restricted press freedom across the region.
Une commission parlementaire examine actuellement un projet de loi pour réformer l’état d’urgence en vigueur depuis novembre 2015. Dans sa version actuelle, le texte risque de pérenniser un régime juridique d’exception attentatoire aux libertés fondamentales chèrement acquises pendant la révolution
MENA Rights Group has requested the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism to ensure draft bill is in line with international standards.
Copy of draft law obtained by Jordanian civil society shows failure to address concerns raised by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.

Le 5 avril 2019

Aux Membres de l’Assemblée des représentants du peuple

Objet: Pour une réforme de la législation relative à l’état d’urgence en Tunisie respectueuse des droits humains

On March 14, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted Jordan’s outcome report after the country’s human rights record was reviewed last year.

During its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 8, 2018, Jordan received 226 recommendations from other UN Member States, and announced shortly thereafter that it had accepted 131 of these recommendations, “noting” 74 others.

In past three months, excessive use of force and firearms has resulted in killing and injury of numerous protesters, while many others have been forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained, with the security forces acting with total impunity.
Following the adoption of Saudi Arabia’s Universal Periodic Review outcome on March 14, MENA Rights Group, Alqst, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and OMCT called on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi government to improve the human rights situation in the country.