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France calls on Saudi Arabia to permanently end use of the death penalty

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا During a discussion of Item 4 at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, France’s UN ambassador in Geneva, François Gave, stressed that countries must carry out all of their obligations, especially those which they voluntarily took on. Gave noted that the death penalty remains widespread around the world, and he called on countries still …

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At the Human Rights Council: Denmark stresses that the true test of reform is implementation on the ground

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا At the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, Denmark criticized the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s practices. In a speech delivered on 25 September 2020, by Morten Jespersen, Denmark’s UN ambassador in Geneva, Denmark noted that it had reviewed the latest Saudi reforms and that implementation is crucial. Denmark also expressed its deep concern about the …

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Sweden calls on Saudi Arabia to respect freedom of opinion and expression

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Sweden’s UN ambassador, Anna Jardfelt, stated that countries must respect their commitments. In a speech before the Human Rights Council on 24 September 2020, Jardfelt called on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure freedom of expression, opinion, assembly, and association for all, including human rights advocates. Along with 29 countries, Sweden participated in a statement …

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Luxembourg criticizes Saudi Arabia’s retaliatory practices against human rights advocates

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Luxembourg’s delegate to the United Nations, Anne Goedert, sharply criticized the treatment of human rights advocates in several countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In her statement before the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, Ms. Goedert noted the acts of violence and retaliation carried out against human rights advocates. Her speech noted that …

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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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We Shall Not be Humiliated: An Analysis of the Indictment in the Case of Israa al-Ghomgham and others before Saudi Arabia’s Specialised Criminal Court

We Shall Not be Humiliated: An Analysis of the Indictment in the Case of Israa al-Ghomgham and others before Saudi Arabia’s Specialised Criminal Court   Click here to read PDF report

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER CONCLUDES THAT THE INDICTMENT OF ISRAA AL-GHOMGHAM AND FIVE OTHER IS DISPROPORTIONATE AND UNFAIR

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Initial legal observations which have concluded that the indictment against female Human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham and five other individuals is a violation of international human right law, has been recently released by international human rights lawyer Oliver Windridge in a short memo. After a legal analysis, Windridge found several areas of immediate concern in the …

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Law Expert Concludes that Saudi Arabia’s Recent 2017 Anti-Terror Law Falls Short of Fully Respecting Human Rights and fails to meet due process standards.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا An international legal expert recently undertook a comprehensive expert legal analysis of Saudi Arabia’s recently enacted 2017 ‘Penal Law for Terrorism and its Financing (also known as 2017 anti-terror law). This recent legislation had replace an earlier counter terrorism law that was enacted in 2014, that also a previous analysis released in 2015 confirmed its widespread …

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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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