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Saudi Arabia: Update on the Shame Reform

Saudi Arabia: Update on the Shame Reform

The Ongoing Arrest and Detention of Women Human Rights Defenders In May 2019, Amnesty International marked Saudi Arabia’s disgraceful “Year of Shame” in remembrance of a year’s passing since the arrest of several prominent women human rights defenders (WHRDs). Amnesty International stated that “a year ago, the authorities started locking […]

Ali al-Nimr Turns 25 on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

Ali al-Nimr Turns 25 on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

19 December 2019 – Tomorrow marks the 25th birthday of Ali al-Nimr, who is on death row in Saudi Arabia. This is his eighth birthday in prison after being arrested in February 2012 for participating in a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Americans for Democracy & Human […]

Hungry children in Yemen wait for aid.

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to Saudi Arabia on Negative Impact of International Military Intervention on the Enjoyment of Human Rights in Yemen

On 4 October 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order; and Special Rapporteur on the human […]

UN Special Procedures Publish Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Violations against Ugandan national Ms. Sylvia Nandawula

UN Special Procedures Publish Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Violations against Ugandan national Ms. Sylvia Nandawula

On 13 September 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and […]