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Mohammed bin Salman, the War in Yemen, and Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman, the War in Yemen, and Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday 21 June, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz elevated his son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to Crown Prince, demoting Mohammed bin Nayef and leaving him out of the line of royal succession. Bin Salman’s ascendance to Crown Prince marks a radical reordering of the power dynamics […]

HRC35 Item 10 Oral Intervention: Thematic Technical Cooperation with OHCHR

HRC35 Item 10 Oral Intervention: Thematic Technical Cooperation with OHCHR

On 21 June 2017, Salma Moussawi delivered an Item 10 oral intervention during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In her intervention, Moussawi addressed technical engagement with OHCHR, stressing that engagement with OHCHR to improve human rights should be taken seriously and states must allow OHCHR the time […]

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Implementation of the Durban Declaration

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Implementation of the Durban Declaration

On 20 June 2017, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention under Item 9 on behalf of ADHRB during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In her intervention, Moussawi raised concerns over Bahrain’s implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action’s call for ending discrimination, particularly in the […]