Search Results

Sort by
Report
  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 our…
Report

 Summary
 
 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
Report

 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…
Report

 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…
Report
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] your…
Report

 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…
Report

 
 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…
Report

 
 Challenging the Red Lines
 Stories of Rights Activists in Saudi Arabia
 Introduction
 Legal
 Background
 Criminal
 Justice
 Violations
 during Arrests and Pretrial Phase
 Cyber-…
Report

 
 
 
 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…
Report

 
 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…
Report

 
 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
…
Report

 
 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…
Report

 I. Summary
 A pilgrimage of Saudi Shia to Medina in February 2009 to
 observe the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's death led to clashes between
 the pilgrims and Saudi security forces. Those forces included the non-uniformed
…
Report

 
 Human Rights and Saudi Arabia’s Counterterrorism Response
 Religious Counseling, Indefinite
 Detention, and Flawed Trials
 Overview
 Recommendations
 To the
 Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 To Saudi
…
Report

 I. Summary and Recommendations
 The Ismailis, a religious and ethnic minority with historic
 roots in Najran province of southwestern Saudi Arabia, face increasing threats
 to their identity as a result of official discrimination.  With…
Report
The Last Holdouts Ending the Juvenile Death Penalty in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, and Yemen Introduction........................................................................................................................ The Juvenile…
Report

 I. Summary
 
 Initially I got 400
 riyals as my monthly salary.  Every two
 years they increased it by 100 or 200 riyals. 
 By the end I earned 700 riyals [$182][1] per month…. On top of my salary they gave
 me some extra…
Report

 Glossary of Key Terms
 Ahliyya
 Legal capacity to act in legal or financial
 transactions.
 Madhhab
 School of Islamic law or jurisprudence.
 Mu'arif
 A male relative able to verify the identity of a
 woman…
Report

 
  
 Adults Before Their Time 
 
 
 Children in Saudi Arabia's Criminal Justice
 System
 I.
 Summary
 Abuses
 of Children in Conflict with the Law.. 
 Criminalizing
 Foreign Children in Need of…
Report

 
 Precarious Justice
 Arbitrary
 Detention and Unfair Trials in the Deficient Criminal Justice System of Saudi Arabia
 Prologue
 Summary
 Methodology
 Part 1: Saudi Law.. 
 I. Sharia and
 Statutory Law.. 
 II…