Articles / Qatar

Call for the release of prisoners of conscience in the Gulf in light of the lifting of Qatar blockade

February 04, 2021

On January 5, 2021, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement, at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Al-Ulah, Saudi Arabia, ending the blockade on Qatar.

NGOs: Qatar’s commitments before the Human Rights Council falling short of necessary reforms

September 20, 2019

On September 20, 2019, in a joint oral statement delivered before the Human Rights Council for the adoption of the outcome of Qatar’s Universal Periodic Review, a group of 9 NGOs expressed concern over the lack of endorsement of a range of recommendations of UN Member States related to the situation of migrant workers, stateless persons, and freedom of speech.