Tag: UAE

Emirati Activist Ahmed Mansoor Spends 100 Days in Prison

Emirati Activist Ahmed Mansoor Spends 100 Days in Prison

This week marks 100 days of blogger and pro-democracy activist Ahmed Mansoor’s arbitrary imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates. Having been awarded the Martin Ennals Award for his exceptional work as a human rights defender, Mansoor is one of the most prominent activists in the Gulf region. On 20 March […]

HRC35 Item 4 Oral Intervention: Ongoing Human Rights Violations in the UAE

HRC35 Item 4 Oral Intervention: Ongoing Human Rights Violations in the UAE

On 16 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention during the Item 4 debate at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised a number of ongoing human rights violations in the UAE, including issues of free expression and enforced disappearances. Please continue reading […]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Discrimination Against Women in the GCC

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Discrimination Against Women in the GCC

On 9 June 2017, Jawad Fairooz, Director of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council’s Item 3 addressing the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women’s visit to Kuwait and the issues facing […]

Rights groups call for UAE gov to release HRD Ahmed Mansoor

Rights groups call for UAE gov to release HRD Ahmed Mansoor

20 April 2017 – A group of 88 human rights organizations – including the Gulf Center for Human Rights, Article 19, Index on Censorship, and ADHRB – signed a petition calling on the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to immediately release prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor. The UAE […]