The Arab Federation for Human Rights is organizing a series of vital discussions related to human rights in the Arab world, on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council’s session.
The discussions shall revolve around women’s rights in the Gulf region, Houthis’ connections with Al-Qaeda in Yemen, the revolution and the coup in Saana, extremism and terrorism in Europe, the degradation of rights and freedoms in Arab countries, as well as the link between development and human rights in Arab States.
The events organized by the Federation start tomorrow – Wednesday – at the HQ of the United Nations in Geneva, with the participation of a number of Arab and foreign experts and specialists in the domains of human rights, freedoms, counter-terrorism and development.
The events will debut with a seminar to discuss the status of women’s and children’s rights in the Arab region.
On Friday March 17th, the second seminar will discuss the “Human Rights and Humanitarian Security in the Arab Region”.
On Monday March 20th, another seminar will discuss the “Threats Terrorism and Sectarianism pose to Human rights in the Arab Region”.
On Tuesday March 21st, the fourth seminar will discuss “Human Rights Agenda and the changes affecting it in the post era of the Arab Spring”.
Dr. Ahmad Al-Hamli – Founder and Head of the Arab Federation for Human Rights – states that:
“In the last few years, human rights in the Arab Region reached a concerning state that requires full Arab motion in order to correct its path, especially given the threats that extremism and terrorism pose to human rights and mostly importantly the threats they pose to the right to life”.
“These events are being held at a time when human rights’ condition in the Arab world is marked by deep and vast violations, in addition to a degradation of national systems and legislations necessary to protect these rights. This situation requires organizing such events in order to attain methods to ensure maintaining human rights in the Arab world”. Dr. Al-Hamli also expressed his belief in the fact that “such rights face serious threats, embodied by an increase in terrorism, extremism and sectarianism”.
Dr. Al-Hamli added: “People in the Arab world find themselves in the midst of a crisis, due to the difficulty in juggling between people’s security while ensuring humanitarian security – in the face of extremism that endangers all lives – and maintaining individual rights”.
The Arab Federation for Human Rights is on a quest to become the first and leading Arab reference with regards to all matters related to human rights issues, in our home nation and in all the nations of the Arab world, as well as to become the key actor in leading the Arab, regional and international motion in collaboration with the various regional, international and UN bodies concerned with human rights, equally as with regional and international non-governmental organizations.
It is to note that the Human Rights Council – affiliated with the United Nations – launched its 34th session in Geneva on the February 27th 2017 and will end on March 24th 2017.
It is also worth mentioning that Al-Hamli officially founded the Arab Federation for Human Rights on the 21st of September 2015 in Geneva. The Federation is the result of a thorough research designated to investigate the state of human rights in the Arab world, marked by conflict and lack of coordination and alignment of efforts between the various key actors in the human rights domain.
Finally, Dr. Al-Hamli said that: “The Federation is currently working on mending this issue in a positive and constructive manner to ensure integration and joint interaction between human rights systems and freedoms in the Arab Region”.