Advocacy

June 6, 2019

Killings of Peaceful Sudanese Democracy Protesters Demand Accountability - Urgent International Action Needed to Prevent Further Violence

The attack on peaceful democracy protesters in Khartoum that began on June 3 that has reportedly seen the killing of at least 100 people and hundreds more injured demands a strong international response to immediately stop such attacks and ensure accountability for this and other violence in response to peaceful protests.

May 29, 2019

Open NGO letter regarding the critical funding gap affecting UN human rights mechanisms and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

MENA Rights Group joins hundreds of other organisations in urging states to urgently address the critical funding situation which may adversely impact on the capacity of various human rights mechanisms to carry out their mandates effectively.

April 8, 2019
Only available in French

Lettre ouverte « Pour une réforme de la législation relative à l’état d’urgence en Tunisie respectueuse des droits humains » envoyée aux député-e-s de l’Assemblée des représentants du peuple

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

March 14, 2019

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

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.

March 6, 2019

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

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,

March 5, 2019

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

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.

March 1, 2019

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

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.

January 30, 2019

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

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.

December 20, 2018

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

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

December 4, 2018

Towards accountability and justice to end impunity in Syria

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.