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Gulf Centre for Human Rights promotes the need for local content at the IGF 2017 in Geneva

2017-12-28

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) had an active presence at the twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which was held in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations…

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On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, GCHR calls for freedom of detained WHRDs across the MENA region

2017-11-29

On International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day, marked every year on 29 November, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls upon governments and armed groups in MENA region to free all…

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Sudan: Mudawi Ibrahim Adam chosen as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression in November 2017

2017-11-09

(Cairo & Beirut, 9 November 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, nominated prominent…

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Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

2017-10-16

This open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security Council…

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Egypt: human rights defender Mohamed Zaree wins 2017 Martin Ennals Award

2017-10-10

Egyptian human rights defender Mohamed Zaree, Egypt Country Director at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), has won the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in…

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

2017-09-20

(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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