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Joint statement at 42nd session of Human Rights Council: 24 nations condemn Saudi Arabia’s widespread and ongoing violations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Six months following a statement signed by 36 nations and delivered by Iceland before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, and amid ongoing disregard for UN appeals, 24 nations repeated their condemnation of Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. In a statement led by Australia and delivered by its representative, Sally Mansfield, under Item 8, the …

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Arbitrary executions and arrests are subject of symposium in which ESOHR will participate on the sidelines of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights will participate, along with other organizations, in a symposium on the sidelines of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, in September 2019. Participating in the symposium, entitled “Crisis at the Human Rights Council: Arbitrary executions and arrests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” are Tyler Pry …

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Opening of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council: Saudi Arabia ends its fourth membership by failing to meet its obligations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Human Rights Council (HRC) has opened its 42nd session, September 9-27, 2019, in which it will discuss conditions and developments in global human rights. It marks the last session in which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate as a member state of the HRC, its fourth such membership, set to end in December of …

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Positive international stances supporting the Callamard Report: Condemnation of Saudi Arabia and demand for immediate action

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On January 26, 2019, Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, presented her report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the Human Rights Council at its forty-first session. The rapporteur confirmed before the Council that her investigation found credible evidence calling for further investigation into the culpability of senior officials, including …

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UN, EU, and NGOs Condemn the Execution of 37 Men in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Yesterday, the Government of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men for alleged terrorist crimes. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the executions in a tweet and the Saudi Press Agency published a statement by the MoI, along with a list of those executed. Sixteen of the executed men were previously the subjects of communications from United …

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Iceland from the HRC: Saudi step of lifting ban on women’s driving isn’t enough, and expresses its concerns over the rising number of executions

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Deputy Ambassador of Iceland in the United Nations organizations Ms. Nina Björk called for taking several steps along with the last step that enabled women to get their right to drive, to raise the level of their rights practice. The statement that delivered under the fourth item of the thirty-eighth session of the Human Rights …

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At the thirty eighth HRC’s session: Belgium asserts that the Saudi violations underminethe claims of reform

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا At the Human Rights Council, the representative of Belgium, Axel Kenes, criticized the Saudi violations of human rights. In his statement on June 19th 2018 under the second item of the HRC’s thirty eighth session, Stevens has expressed his country’s concern over the imposition of human rights defenders mainly on women’s right, to repression in Saudi …

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Ireland before HRC: We are Deeply Concerned by Saudi Arabia’s Continuous Use of Death Penalty

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In a speech before the human rights council (HRC) at its thirty-seventh session on 14 March 2018, Mr. Michael Gaffey, the Ambassador of Ireland at the UN reaffirmed that Ireland stands against the death penalty in all circumstances. The ambassador further highlighted that Ireland expresses its deep concern regarding the Saudi Arabia’s ongoing use of the …

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Norway is concerned about the serious situation of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Norway has expressed its concern regarding the serious situation of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. In his speech before the human rights council (HRC) at its thirty-seventh session on 14 March 2018, Mr. Hans Brattskar, the Ambassador of Norway stated that the prosecution of journalists and human rights defenders was unacceptable and …

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To the HRC: Iceland describes the Saudi War on Yemen as “Stupid”

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Iceland described the ongoing war in Yemen as a “stupid war” and a human disaster, calling on all the participating parties, including Saudi Arabia, to bear responsibility by responding to international demands for a ceasefire and working towards peacemaking. In his speech before the human rights council (HRC) on March 14th 2018, Mr. Harald Aspelund, the …

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