Gulf Center for Human Rights

UAE: One year on, award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s whereabouts remain unknown


The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should reveal the whereabouts of prominent human rights defender and citizen-journalist Ahmed Mansoor and release him immediately and unconditionally,…

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Saudi Arabia: Three more human rights defenders sentenced to up to six years in prison by Specialised Criminal Court


Three more human rights defenders have been sentenced in prison in Saudi Arabia, according to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). They have all been tried by the Specialised Criminal…

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Mapping human rights violations across 12 countries and reporting on 100 human rights defenders: Gulf Centre for Human Rights releases sixth annual report


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR)’s annual report examines the closure of civic space, targeting human rights defenders, and the crackdown on civil society organisations in the Gulf and neighbouring…

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Iran: Iranian authorities clamp down on journalists following coverage of violence against protesters


In an attempt to silence journalists and tighten the media blackout that started with waves of civil protest in Iran this year, the authorities have summoned a journalist and detained two others reporting…

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Regional: On International Women’s Day, GCHR honours women’s rights defenders in the Gulf and neighbouring countries


On International Women’s Day, marked annually on 08 March, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) honours Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in the region and beyond. While remembering those…

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Saudi Arabia: Insufficient progress on women’s rights despite promises, says CEDAW submission by NGOs


There has been insufficient progress on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, says a report presented by three human rights NGOs to the 69th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination…

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