Article 19 Middle East & North Africa and MENA Rights Group request intervention of UN Special Rapporteur to ensure draft bill governing state of emergency in Tunisia is in line with international standards.
During its review on May 15, 2019, Qatar received recommendations from 104 states on issues including counter-terrorism legislation, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, women’s rights and the rights of migrant workers.
192 internally displaced persons disappeared from infamous Al Razaza Checkpoint in Iraq in a single day
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.
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.
Jordan’s acceptance of Universal Periodic Review recommendations: empty promises or real commitments?
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.
Inmates at Hama Central Prison went on hunger strike to stop the transfer of 11 prisoners to the infamous Sednaya Military Prison for execution