Friday, December 5, 2008

Human Rights situation worsens in Arab World

The first Annual Report on human rights and the Arab region by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), entitled From Exporting Terrorism to Exporting Repression, was released on the 5th of December, 2008, in anticipation of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The report will be discussed next week at the European Parliament in Brussels, and at high-level round table talks in Barcelona and Geneva. CIHRS presented the initial findings of the report in a workshop in Brussels last month after an invitation from the European Parliament’s human rights committee.

In this report the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) finds that the status of human rights in the Arab region in 2008 has increasingly worsened. Attacks on the limited public and political liberties that exist have escalated in most countries in the region. For more, read HERE.

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