Gulf Center for Human Rights

Yemen: UNHRC side event calls for accountability and an end to impunity to protect rights defenders


On 19 September, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organised a side event with partners on “Accountability, ending impunity, and protection of human rights defenders in Yemen” at the…

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Lebanon: Wadad Halawani chosen as Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Defender for September 2017


(Beirut/Cairo 20 September 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with IFEX, chose the prominent Lebanese…

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Saudi Arabia: Two human rights defenders arrested after being sentenced to prison


Saudi authorities have arrested human rights defenders Issa Al-Hamid and Abdulaziz Al-Shubaili, both members of the Civil and Political Rights Association in Saudi Arabia (ACPRA). Reports received by…

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Yemen: Report on the situation of human rights reiterates call for independent investigation


The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is vastly deteriorating and an international inquiry into human rights violations is essential, says a special report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report…

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Saudi Arabia: Human rights defenders brought to trial for protesting violations


In August, human rights defenders Issa Al-Nukhaifi and Essam Koshak were brought to court over their human rights activities, where they learned of charges against them. They remain at Al-Ha'ir…

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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamees summoned for investigation


UPDATE: Zainab Al-Khamees complied with the summons and arrived at the appointed time for investigation on 6 September. After a half hour wait, she was interrogated briefly without the presence of her…

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