Qatar’s human rights record examined by UN Member States in Universal Periodic Review
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.
Trump’s 'Fake News' Tirades Embolden Arab Leaders’ Crackdowns
Punitive Measures Hit Journalists, Activists and Ordinary Citizens Too.
Adoption of state of emergency draft bill in Tunisia would undermine fundamental human rights
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.
Latest Cybercrime Law amendments once again risk curbing free speech in Jordan
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.
Sudan protests three months on: authorities continue brutal crackdown on protesters
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.
It's high time to hold Saudi Arabia to account on women's rights
Saudi Arabia has just committed to abolishing the male guardianship system. Let's make sure these are not hollow words.
Iraqi parliament must withdraw draft Cybercrime Law severely curbing free speech online
Council of Representatives reintroduces flawed text for consideration
11 men at risk as executions resume at infamous Sednaya prison in Syria
Inmates at Hama Central Prison went on hunger strike to stop the transfer of 11 prisoners to the infamous Sednaya Military Prison for execution
How Jordan is fostering a climate of censorship
As the country considers amendments to its cybercrime law, King Abdullah II has personally vowed to combat ‘rumours and misinformation’
Amendments to Jordan’s Cybercrime Law risk curbing free speech online
Proposed amendments to the law addressing hate speech are due to be brought before parliament for a vote in the coming weeks