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Clash with reality: Saudi Arabia claims Coronavirus measures are consistent with human rights

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has declared that its efforts to stem the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) take place within the framework of a human rights-based approach with two parallel tracks: combating the epidemic and limiting its spread on the one hand, and mitigatingthe effects of the precautionary measures taken to limit its spread on human rights …

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Saudi Arabia attacks Special Rapporteur calling for independent investigations of the Khashoggi case

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reiterated its attack on the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Agnès Callamard, against the backdrop of her investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Within the context of the right to respond during the Interactive Dialogue at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council on 10 July 2020, …

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While Saudi Arabia carries out violence against women, UN rapporteur calls for protection of female journalists and an end to violence

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dubravka Šimonovic, stated that female journalists face special dangers while doing their jobs and called on governments to enact additional protections for them. This comes amidst the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s numerous violations against female writers and journalists, with ESOHR noting the arrest of at least four of …

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At the HRC: The Netherlands asks about the fate of recommendations regarding Khashoggi killing

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Netherlands’ representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ms. Nathalie Olijslager, inquired about the status of recommendations made by the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions in the case of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. During the discussion of the Special Rapporteur’s report at the 44th session of the HRC (8 July …

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Callamard asks states to pressure Saudi Arabia to release activists ahead of the G20 summit

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Agnès Callamard, urged Human Rights Council member states to pressure the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to release imprisoned activists ahead of the G20 summit to be held in Riyadh in November. During the Interactive Dialogue under Item 3 of the 44th session of the HRC on 9 July 2020, …

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Saudi Arabia exploits Coronavirus measures to increase repression: High Commissioner calls for respect for human rights amid the pandemic

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Six months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not taken any measures to limit the impact on prisoners, instead it has exploited the pandemic to increase repression of freedoms. Amid the ongoing pandemic, UNHRC High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet opened the 44th session of the Human Rights Council by expressing …

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At the 44th session of the HRC, Saudi Arabia claims to empower and protect women while arresting and torturing prominent women’s rights advocates

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has repeated its claims before the Human Rights Council regarding women’s rights. On 6 July 2020, during a discussion of the report of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women at the 44th session of the HRC in Geneva, the head of the Saudi delegation’s Human Rights Division, …

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