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Reintegrating the Forgotten: The Fate of Former Guantanamo Detainees in Oman

The United States has undertaken covert operations to transfer Guantanamo detainees to the Middle East, [...]

Gender-Based Violence Against Migrant Women in Qatar

Qatar’s rapid economic development, driven by its oil and gas industry, has attracted a large [...]

Domestic workers’ rights in Qatar: reforms and persisting deficiencies

Cleaners, cooks, childminders and drivers are the main roles of domestic workers in Qatar, a [...]

Condemnation of Racism and Discrimination in Qatar

Qatar, a rapidly developing nation in the Middle East, has made significant strides in addressing [...]

The Hajj, a deadly pilgrimage

The Hajj pilgrimage, one of the world’s largest mass gatherings, occurred in Saudi Arabia from [...]

Ensuring Equality: Saudi Arabia and Article 9(2) of CEDAW

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a [...]

Qatar’s discrimination against naturalized citizens

Qatar’s Law No. (6) of 2021, approved in July of the same year to pave [...]

Exploited and Forgotten: Migrant Workers and Forced Sex Work in Bahrain

Bahrain has attracted a large expatriate population due to its economic opportunities. However, alongside its [...]

#GameOverSaudi: ADHRB and ECDHR joint women’s rights campaign

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, together with the European Centre for Democracy [...]

The Male Guardianship System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The male guardianship system that reigns in the GCC countries assumes that women should be [...]

NGOs at #HRC65: Moosa/Ramadan death penalty case reflects the lack of justice in Bahrain

On June 26th, ECDHR and other NGOs delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation [...]

Yemen’s Child Soldiers

Yemen, a country devastated by conflict, faces a crisis affecting its youngest and most vulnerable [...]

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