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Special Procedures Sent Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Jamal Khashoggi

Special Procedures Sent Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Jamal Khashoggi

Throughout October 2018, United Nations (UN) Special Procedures sent three separate joint communications to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressing concerns over a myriad of human rights violations, ranging from the targeting of human rights defenders to extrajudicial executions for protest-related offenses committed by minors to arbitrary arrests and detentions. […]

Migrants Seek Perilous Journey through Yemen as Entry-Way to the Gulf

Migrants Seek Perilous Journey through Yemen as Entry-Way to the Gulf

Yemen has been facing ongoing violence, famine, and other disastrous elements of a four year war, and now the country is starting to see a migrant crisis brewing. Yemen has become a popular route for African migrants looking for work in the Gulf States or fleeing persecution, with some even […]

The UAE’s “Sportswashing” of Human Rights Abuses

The UAE’s “Sportswashing” of Human Rights Abuses

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a strong and continued perpetrator of outrageous human rights abuses, yet its presence in international football tends to overshadow its negative human rights record. The UAE’s clever global influence comes in the form of Manchester City, a prominent and beloved British football team. Owned […]

Hungry children in Yemen wait for aid.

Saudi Arabia Dishes Out Aid to Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen as PR Stunt

On 30 October 2018, documents concerning an agreement made between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and Saudi Arabia regarding humanitarian aid were leaked. The Guardian reported that foreign aid from Saudi Arabia came with so many strings attached that it could be considered […]