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Problem of Prisons and Penal Justice in Arab World – Violette Daguerre

Conditions of Arab prisons are still very bleak and gloomy when compared with conditions of prisons and penal systems in the world, including South countries and undemocratic regimes as justice in punishment is not restricted to social progress and democratization. According to our follow-up of African countries, it is sufficient to provide a political will, credible and efficient human rights societies in addition to an effective mobility from families of…

Goldstone Report is Not to Be Ignored – Jamil Dakwar

Last Tuesday, after months of exhaustive research, including conducting 188 interviews and reviewing 300 reports, 10,000 pages of documents, 30 videos, and 1,200 photographs, the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict released the findings of its investigation in a thoroughly documented 575 page report. This independent mission was given a mandate by the U.N. Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of war crimes and serious violations of international…

Moshe Halbertal and the Goldstone Report: Part I & II – Jerome Slater, ZMag, Jan

By Jerome Slater, ZMag, Jan. 03-05, 2010 As an academic of nearly fifty years, I take seriously that the core principle and highest calling of our profession is to seek and tell the truth, as best as one can. For those who know the full historical facts about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one of the most shocking and depressing phenomena is the extent to which many leading Israeli and American Jewish…

URGENT statement

The Commission expresses to its human rights organizations signed through this statement of protest against the arbitrary detention of the Secretary General of the Islamic National Accord, and secretary-general of the Council of Christian- Islamic relations professor Zuhair Abdul Hadi AlMahmeed, that is because of the violation of Human rights by the Kuwaiti Authorities in Kuwait who barged into his home where his female family members were cohabiting without presenting…

Stifled Tunisia gets a UN reward

By Kamel Labidi. Commentary by Saturday, May 14, 2005 No Arab ruler pays more lip service to democracy and press freedom, while simultaneously silencing critics and independent journalists, than Tunisian President Zein al-Abedin ben Ali. Addressing the state-run Tunisian Association of Newspapers Editors (TANE) and the Association of Journalists (AJ) recently on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Ben Ali claimed that under his rule, press freedom and free…