Tag: King Salman

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Secretary of State for Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is pictured in Djiddah, Saudi Arabia, 13 October 2014. Photo by: Thomas Imo/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

King Salman Announces Reforms to Guardianship Requirements, but is it Enough?

Saudi Arabia has long been known for limiting women’s rights with its onerous male guardianship system. However, recently King Salman issued an order that allows Saudi women to benefit from services such as education and access to healthcare without requiring prior permission from their male guardian. If his order is […]

For Saudi women, political and social change has yet to come

For Saudi women, political and social change has yet to come

The participation of Saudi men and women in the 2011 Arab Spring protests placed significant pressure on the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia to make social, political, and economic reforms. In particular, women’s rights activists leveraged the influence of social media on the Arab Spring to bring attention to the lack of […]

Panama Papers: GCC Leaders Implicated

Panama Papers: GCC Leaders Implicated

On Sunday 3rd of April, a massive leak of confidential documents from notorious Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were made public. The 11.5 million documents were sent from an anonymous source to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, then analysed and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The leaked […]

Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record in 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record in 2015

2015 was a watershed year for human rights in Saudi Arabia. It began last January, with the death of a cautious king whose experiments with limited reforms ended with the Arab Spring. It draws to a close now, having witnessed a near-record setting spate of executions, worsening repression of reformers […]

Calling on King Salman To Stay Imminent Execution of Human Rights Activist

Calling on King Salman To Stay Imminent Execution of Human Rights Activist

  إضغط هنا لنسخة عربية FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25 October 2015 Washington, DC – More than a year since a Saudi Arabian court sentenced leading opposition activist Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death, authorities announced that his appeal has been refused and his death sentence upheld. Sheikh al-Nimr’s family and lawyer […]