𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗮𝘇𝗮 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁 “𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀”, 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗕𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀

Every time there is a mentioning of a Palestinian journalist killed in Gaza by Israeli strikes, a typical two-fold response would pop-up from that camp of things that sees: a) there are no journalists in Gaza to begin with and b) they all work for Hamas. The first part of the response is the product…

Truth for Jamal Khashoggi is Large-Scale Call for Accountability

Fadi Al-Qadi (October 11, 2018)- Truth is, no solid, proven and decisive facts have been established regarding the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (today, Thursday the 11th October marks 9 days on his disappearance). Aside that, tons of information are being circulated, exchanged, probably fabricated and disseminated with various intentions (sometimes conflicting). Truth for…

Policies of Consecutive Governments Undermine Independent Civic Action in Jordan 

Jordan is not moving towards broadening the space of independent civic engagement and strengthening its three pillars (freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association) in compliance with international rules and legal standards, to which Jordan has always stated its firm commitment. On the contrary, the current space is shrinking to its…

UAE: Disclose Whereabouts of Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor and Release Him

  MENA Rights Defenders Call on the UAE to Disclose the Whereabouts and Release Prominent Rights Activist Ahmed Mansoor  (Monday 20 March 2017) – MENA Rights Defenders received information today that UAE human rights advocate Ahmed Mansoor, winner of 2015 Laureate Martin Ennals Award and member of Human Rights Watch’s MENA Advisory Board, was detained…

UN Secretary General Removes Report Concluding Israel Imposes 'Apartheid Regime' on Palestinians– Here's Copy

(RightsCable)- On March 17, UN @ESCWACIU Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf resigned after UN Secretary General rejected report her agency published concluding “Israel impose ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians”. SG has asked to remove the report from UN website (consequently the report no longer is available on ESCWA’s website or any other UN sites). Here is a copy…

MENA Rights Advocates: Popular Rejection of Trump’s Decisions in US and World is Evidence of Global Citizens’ Choice of Justice and Human Rights

Human rights advocates in Middle East and North Africa salute mass popular mobilization against recent decisions made by new US President Donald Trump, including decision to ban entry of refugees to the US. We also salute faithful positions made by few pillars of the justice system to reject and object to these decisions. Trump’s decisions…

Children in the Arab world: fleeing war, barely surviving, and not entirely living. The Right to life from a children’s rights perspective

Uprooted from their homes, fleeing war zones, constantly on the move, often unaccompanied or separated from their families, killed and targeted indiscriminately — these are some of the many situations children from war affected countries in the Arab World are faced with. And instead of finding safety at their displaced or refugee communities, children are…

NO PLACE UNDER THE SUN FOR EGYPTIAN HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISTS

17 January 2017  Mohamed Lotfy, Executive director of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, of 25 January 2011, I contemplate what John Kennedy once said in a speech in 1962 : “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Although said…