WHAT IS ARAB COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

WHAT IS ARAB COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

WHAT IS ARAB COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Founded on January 17, 1998, by a group of 15 human rights advocates from different Arab countries, the Arab Commission for Human Rights is a pan-Arab human rights organization with a focused regional mandate on the promotion of the human rights culture, defense of fundamental freedoms, and protection of all human rights victims in the Arab world irrespective of belief, political conviction, sex, religion, or color. The Arab Commission for Human Rights is open to all Arab citizens who have a serious dedication to the furtherance of human rights principles and who can prove serious devotion to human rights advocacy work without any political affiliation. The Arab Commission for Human Rights is meant to be clearly away from any political involvement of any kind, and has every intention to remain so.
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As the Troops Enter, We Fear the Worst – Eyad El-Sarraj

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New evidence of Gaza child deaths – Christian Fraser

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Durban II or Durban 0

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Gaza Probe Mission Does its Job

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PRESS RELEASE – A group of Norwegian lawyers has submitted a complaint to The National Authority for Prosecution of Organised and Other Serious Crime.

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