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Gulf Center for Human Rights

During Qatar’s UPR / NGOs: Qatar’s Unwillingness to Begin a Process of Commitment to International Human Rights Norms Should Cast Doubt on Qatar’s Qualifications to be a Member of the HRC

2014-09-22

Yesterday, 18th September, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) presented an oral intervention before the UN Human Rights…

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Saudi Arabia: Systematic targeting of members of ACPRA in addition to other human rights defenders

2014-09-21

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. The power to change laws and policies are controlled by the King in consultation with appointed officials including the Minister of Interior. Political parties, non-governmental…

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Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer arrested for tweets

2014-09-18

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern over the arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain. On 15 September 2014,…

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Bahrain: GCHR Co-Director Maryam Al-Khawaja released, but still faces charges and remains under travel ban

2014-09-18

  On 18 September 2014, human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), was released from prison. Reports received by the GCHR confirmed that a travel…

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Qatar: New Cyber Crime Law poses real threat to Freedom of Expression

2014-09-17

On 15 September 2014, a new Cyber Crime Law came into force following its ratification by the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The new Law 14/2014 includes amendments to previous legislation on Cyber…

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An open letter to prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

2014-09-16

We on behalf of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) urge you to immediately stop your hunger strike. We well know your willingness to sacrifice your…

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