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Summary At Gikondo they beat us with clubs on our heads and the backs of our feet. They said that as long as we live on the streets, they will beat us. – Former 15-year-old male Gikondo detainee, May 2019. For over a…
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  Summary “With young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power, he promised an embrace of social and economic reform. He spoke of making our country more open and tolerant and promised that he would address the things that hold back…
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Summary “[The Saudi justice system] is like a web and once you are caught in it, it is difficult to get out.” —Ghulam, former Pakistani detainee in Saudi Arabia Saudi officials vigorously defend the country’s criminal…
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Summary They came into my cell, took my handcuffs off and covered my eyes. Then they walked me out and into the bush on a path I did not know. They put me on my knees, tied a shirt around my arms and said, “Now it is too late for you.” They took out…
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Summary The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia traces its origins to a 1744 pact between a religious leader Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and the Al Saud family, under which al-Wahhab’s movement enabled the Saudi rulers to expand their political…
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Summary The mayor said, “All thieves must be killed.” He said it was an order. −Witness to the execution of Fulgence Rukundo on December 6, 2016 Rwandan security forces summarily executed at least…
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Summary We all have to live in the borders of the boxes our dads or husbands draw for us. —Zahra, 25-year-old Saudi woman, April 7, 2016 It can mess with your head and the way you look at yourself. How do you respect yourself or how [can…
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Summary Everyone here in Kigali can be arrested and taken to Kwa Kabuga. When you spend a day without being arrested, you say God has been good. −Former detainee in Gikondo Transit Center, Kigali, March 2014…
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Summary On March 26, 2015, a nine-member coalition of states led by Saudi Arabia began an air campaign in Yemen against the forces of Ansar Allah – commonly known as the Houthis. In the preceding months, the Houthis, a Zaidi Shia armed…
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Summary On November 4, 2013, the first day of the Islamic New Year, Saudi police and labor authorities launched a nationwide campaign to locate, detain, and deport undocumented migrant…
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Challenging the Red Lines Stories of Rights Activists in Saudi Arabia Introduction Legal Background Criminal Justice Violations during Arrests and Pretrial Phase Cyber-…
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Summary When Saudi men and women sit down to watch the London Olympic Games later this year they will likely only get to see male athletes representing their country. This is because of an…
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“They Hunt Us Down for Fun” Discrimination and Police Violence Against Transgender Women in Kuwait Glossary of Terms Map of Kuwait Summary…
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Prisoners of the Past Kuwaiti Bidun and the Burden of Statelessness Case Study: Talal O, 27 Years Old Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Kuwait Methodology I. Background: Who are…
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Copyright: 2007 National University of Rwanda-Centre for Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing I. Summary Rwanda is about to complete one of the most ambitious transitional justice experiments in…
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Summary Kuwaiti people treat domestic workers like members of the family. There is no difference between them and any member of the family. —Mohammed al-Kandari, undersecretary of social affairs and labor, Kuwait, November…
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Looser Rein, Uncertain Gain A Human Rights Assessment of Five Years of King Abdullah’s Reforms in Saudi Arabia Introduction I. Saudi Rights Reform: A Contentious Field Growth of the Saudi Human Rights…
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Slow Reform Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East Summary Key Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries To Labor Ministries and Parliaments To …
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Returned to Risk Deportation of HIV-Positive Migrants Summary Introduction International Law Prohibitions on Deportation: The Principle of Non-Refoulement Additional Human Rights and Humanitarian Protections…