MENA Region

  • 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... 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.... 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... 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... read more


  • IGOHR Calls on the Iranian Government to Halt the Executions of Two Men Convicted as Minors -  Mehdi Bohlouli and Peyman Barandah 30 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Calls on the Iranian Government to Halt the Executions of Two Men Convicted as Minors -  Mehdi Bohlouli and Peyman Barandah

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is calling on the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally halt the executions of two Iranians who were convicted and sentenced to death while still minors. IGOHR is equally deeply concerned about the outcome of about 90 persons now on death row in the country who were sentenced under the age of 18. According to the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, two young individuals on Iran’s death... read more


  • IGOHR Calls on Israeli Authorities to enter into Negotiation Talks and Respect the Rights of Palestinian Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike 19 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Calls on Israeli Authorities to enter into Negotiation Talks and Respect the Rights of Palestinian Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike

      The International Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is in solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike in Israeli prisons and strongly urges the Israeli authorities to respect their rights as enshrined in several international human rights covenants and instruments. IGOHR is equally concerned on the physical and psychological health of these inmates as they stage a mass hunger strike in many prisons across Israel. Approximately 1,500 Palestinians are staging a mass hunger strike in protest... read more


  • IGOHR Condemns the Death Sentence Against Yemeni Journalist Al-Jubaihi Issued by Houthi Rebels 16 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Condemns the Death Sentence Against Yemeni Journalist Al-Jubaihi Issued by Houthi Rebels

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns strongly the tyrannical judgment by a Houthi court in the Yemeni Capital of Sana’a sentencing journalist “Yehiya Abdul-Raqib Al-Jubaihi” to death. The journalist has been detained in  Houthi prison for 8 months with trail. IGOHR believes this death sentence lacks the most basic rules of fair and honest trial as stipulated in the Yemeni constitution nor in line with international standards. The court refused to allow Al-Jubaihi and his... read more


  • Egypt: IGOHR Condemns Twin Bomb Blast on Church Premises as a Violation of Human Rights Principles 12 Apr 2017

    Egypt: IGOHR Condemns Twin Bomb Blast on Church Premises as a Violation of Human Rights Principles

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) vehemently denounces the two atrocious suicide bomb attacks that recently targeted a religious minority group in Egypt resulting in the death of at least 47 innocent civilians during their church service. The organization is also deeply concerned about the safety and security of religious groups in Egypt as it views this heinous crime as a total violation of not only international human right principles and values of peace, security of... read more


  • IGOHR Calls for an End to Civilian Massacre in Syria by the use of Chemical Weapons 06 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Calls for an End to Civilian Massacre in Syria by the use of Chemical Weapons

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the gruesome, appalling and indiscriminate chemical attack in Syria that have caused scores of civilian causalities. IGOHR considers the continuous and despicable act of using chemical weapons against innocent civilians in Syria is highly unacceptable and a blatant violation of the rules of war and the principles of international humanitarian law. Recent reports on the ongoing conflict in Syria have revealed that chemical gases were released... read more


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