Tag Archives: Human Rights

Arab Spring shows human rights are for everyone, everywhere

30 June 2011 – The top United Nations human rights official said today that the so-called Arab Spring across North Africa and the Middle East this year has shown that human rights are for “all of us, all of the … Continue reading

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Statement regarding kidnapping of Dr. AbdulRahman Sowaihili

ArRaqeeb Foundation for Human Rights has followed with grave concern the news of the raid on the house of researcher and academic Dr. AbdulRahman Sowaihili who was arrested early Monday in his home situated in Ain Zarah southeast Tripoli. He … Continue reading

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UN suspends Libya from UN Human Rights Council

Libya has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council. The General Assembly session didn’t need to vote on it, as it was passed by consensus.

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US to impose sanctions ahead of the UN

A whitehouse spokesperson announced today that the US is to impose unilateral and multilateral sanctions on the US. Although he did not go into detail as to what kind of sanctions will be imposed. He also said that US spy … Continue reading

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Libyan mission to the UN resigns

AP has reported that the entire Libyan mission to the UN in Geneva have resigned their post. The second secretary asked the Human Rights Council to stand for a moment of silence to “honour this revolution” Council members gave him … Continue reading

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Diplomats call for human rights investigation

Diplomats will be putting the pressure on this Friday in Geneva. They’re calling for a human rights investigation into Gaddafi’s violent crackdown on the demonstrations. The EU wants the Human Rights Council to investigate “gross and systematic violations of human … Continue reading

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Whitson: Libya’s stand against oppresion is “awe-inspiring”

Sarah Leah Whitson, director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch writes about her visits to Libya. Visiting in 2009, Whitson spoke to a young man who had endured arrests, torture and beatings together with his … Continue reading

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“UN’s failure on Libya Exposes its hypocrisy on Human Rights”

Alan Elsner strongly criticizes the UN security council’s response to the events in the Middle East. The Security Council said nothing in response to the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain, apparently after objections by Russia and China. And … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Council to hold Special Session

In an announcement today the UN Human Rights Council says it will organize a Special Session on the current situation of human rights in Libya. The holding of the session had been requested by Hungary. The request was signed by … Continue reading

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LSE students organize sit-in

Students of the London School of Economics have organized a sit-in as a form of protest against the university’s ties with Libya. The university has already put its ties under “urgent review” and have suspended a program that was funded … Continue reading

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