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