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During Qatar’s UPR / NGOs: Qatar’s Unwillingness to Begin a Process of Commitment to International Human Rights Norms Should Cast Doubt on Qatar’s Qualifications to be a Member of the HRC

2014-09-22

Yesterday, 18th September, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) presented an oral intervention before the UN Human Rights…

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Qatar: New Cyber Crime Law poses real threat to Freedom of Expression

2014-09-17

On 15 September 2014, a new Cyber Crime Law came into force following its ratification by the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The new Law 14/2014 includes amendments to previous legislation on Cyber…

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Repression, Reprisals, and Detained HRDs in the Gulf Region: Qatar and Kuwait in Focus

2014-06-18

On 18 June 2014 the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and World Alliance for…

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Qatar: Urgent concern related to arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and of association in Qatar / Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 19th Session of the UPR Working Group

2014-03-28

Submission by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, NGO in General Consultative Status with ECOSOC and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) 1. (A) Introduction  1.1 CIVICUS:World…

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Qatar- Human rights defenders Mohammed Issa Al-Baker and Mansoor Rashed Al- Matroushi on hunger strike until they are released

2013-04-12

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received reliable information that human rights defenders Mohammed Issa Al-Baker and Mansoor Rashed Al- Matroushi, who have been detained in Doha since 22 March…

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Qatar- Human rights defenders Mohammed Issa Al-Baker and Mansoor Rashed Al- Matroushi held in incommunicado without access to families or lawyers

2013-03-26

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is seriously concerned for the safety and security of human rights defenders Mohammed Issa Al-Baker and Mansoor Rashed Al- Matroushi who have been held in incommunicado…

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