NGOs urge governments to pressure Saudi Arabia to improve rights record following UN review

March 14, 2019

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.

Saudi Arabia: Over 50 human rights groups call for immediate release of women’s rights defenders

March 06, 2019

The following letter was sent to over 30 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of States calling on UN Member States to adopt a resolution at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council calling explicitly for the immediate and unconditional release of the detained Saudi women human rights defenders and establishing a monitoring mechanism over the human rights violations in the country.

19 February 2019

Stand up for human rights in Saudi Arabia and demand the immediate and unconditional release of Saudi women human rights defenders

Your Excellency,

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Council Side Event calls for accountability for rights abuses including torture and incommunicado detention of women’s rights defenders

March 05, 2019

MENA Rights Group hosts its first event at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, taking the form of a panel discussion on the current human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.

Concerned over restrictions to freedom of expression, 10 civil society organisations call on Iraq to withdraw draft Cybercrime Law

March 01, 2019

Should the “Law on Information Technology Crimes” be enacted in its current form, it would constitute a serious setback for freedom of expression in Iraq, and would establish a climate of self-censorship in the country.

Joint letter calling on UN Human Rights Council to dispatch fact-finding mission for Sudan

January 30, 2019

Civil society call on Human Rights Council to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission to establish the facts and circumstances of alleged human rights abuses committed in Sudan.

Human rights NGOs call on Saudi Arabia to commit to eight specific measures to end the human rights crisis

December 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia – On international Human Rights Day, commit to these, eight specific human rights initiatives to end the human rights crisis

Towards accountability and justice to end impunity in Syria

December 04, 2018

We, the undersigning organisations, welcome the French prosecutor's decision to issue  arrest warrants against three senior Syrian security officers: first and foremost Major General Ali Mamlouk, the Director of the Syrian National Security Bureau, Major General Jamil Al Hassan, the Head of Air Intelligence Branch and Abdel Salam Mahmoud, the Head of the Air Force Intelligence Interrogative Branch.