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  • IGOHR Strongly Denounce the Suicide Explosion that Claimed 22 lives in Manchester, UK 23 May 2017

    IGOHR Strongly Denounce the Suicide Explosion that Claimed 22 lives in Manchester, UK

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the suicide bomb explosion that took place in a concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK that claimed the lives of at least 22 people including children.  IGOHR reckons that such a horrific attack is aim at creating fear and terror among a peaceful democratic society and is unacceptable under international human rights standards. The recent terrorist incident occurred few moments after the end of a concert at Manchester Arena by Ariana Grande. According...read more

  • IGOHR Urges all Governments to Enact more Legislation to Protect Children against Violence and Discrimination Worldwide 22 May 2017

    IGOHR Urges all Governments to Enact more Legislation to Protect Children against Violence and Discrimination Worldwide

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) welcomes the release of the 2017 KidRights Index report published by the KidsRights Foundation which is a global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. IGOHR views such an index as imperative in the field of children’s rights because it helps state parties to the Convention of the rights of the Child identify their obligations pertaining to the implementation of the provisions in this human rights instrument and enable children reach their full...read more

  • IGOHR is Appalled by the Syrian Regime’s systematic use of Torture, Extrajudicial executions and Cremation of Prisoner’s Bodies at Saydnaya Prison 17 May 2017

    IGOHR is Appalled by the Syrian Regime’s systematic use of Torture, Extrajudicial executions and Cremation of Prisoner’s Bodies at Saydnaya Prison

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights welcomes the satellite images by the US State Department that shows that the Syrian government have modified a building into a crematorium at the Saydnaya military prison where it cremated the bodies of thousands of executed prisoners. IGOHR is equally appalled by the Syrian regime’s continuous use of torture and extrajudicial executions at its prisons which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law and international humanitarian laws. The US State Department released a couple of satellite images...read more

  • IGOHR Condemns Terrorist Attack that Killed Two Civilians in Qatif Governorate, Saudi Arabia 14 May 2017

    IGOHR Condemns Terrorist Attack that Killed Two Civilians in Qatif Governorate, Saudi Arabia

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack at development projects in the eastern Qatif governorate in Saudi Arabia that left two people dead including a two-year-old child. IGOHR is deeply shocked at the attack and views such attacks as a means used by individuals with negative ideologies to undermine the peace, security, prosperity and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The incident took place at Al-Masoura neighborhood in Al-Awamiya town in Qatif, where a group of armed assailants attack company workers...read more

  • Nigeria: IGOHR Welcomes the Release of 82 Chibok Schoolgirls from Boko Haram 09 May 2017

    Nigeria: IGOHR Welcomes the Release of 82 Chibok Schoolgirls from Boko Haram

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) welcomes the release of 82 of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria since 2014. IGOHR also sincerely commend the strenuous efforts put forth by the governments of Nigeria and Switzerland, international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other local NGOs in securing the safe release of these girls so they could be reunited with their families. After several months of lengthy negotiations with members...read more

  • IGOHR Call on World Governments to Ratify the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour on International Worker’s Day 01 May 2017

    IGOHR Call on World Governments to Ratify the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour on International Worker’s Day

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the international community to celebrate the International Worker’s Day also known as Labour’s Day this 1st May 2017. On this day, IGOHR is calling on the all governments around the world – especially those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – to ratify the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labor as well as to enact and implement policies that will protect their citizens or migrant workers from modern slavery. Although the celebration of this day originated in the United States...read more

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