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Reports

Special Report: Torture in Saudi Arabia

2016-04-25

This report aims to present some of the issues facing human rights defenders in violation of the UN Convention Against Torture and Other, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in light of…

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Silenced Voices: Judicial targeting of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

2016-04-11

Overview: Saudi Arabia is a member state of the United Nations and therefore committed to uphold and respect the basic tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights without reservations. Over the…

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Syrian Human Rights Defenders Losing Hope with International Community as Human Rights Violations Continue Unabated

2016-03-15

The stories of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Syria demonstrate some of the terrifying outcomes of the conflict in Syria of the last five years. “Blood has become so normal to see now, and the…

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Qatar, civil society and human rights: Lack of civil society space hinders work of human rights defenders

2016-03-03

Qatar is a country ruled by a monarchy with an unusually large immigrant population. It has been subject to significant criticism for its treatment of migrant workers and women as well as those who attempt…

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Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) - Annual Report 2015: Human Rights Defenders in Prison and in Peril throughout the Gulf and Neighbouring Countries

2016-02-23

This is the fourth Annual Report of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), an independent NGO founded by human rights defenders from the Gulf region in 2011. GCHR documents the environment in which…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Yemeni journalists and human rights defenders at risk during wartime

2015-05-02

Early in April, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling for the swift resumption of peace talks and an end to violence in Yemen. Yet fighting continued to rage across the country…

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