Reports – Omani Association for Human Rights Sat, 13 Aug 2022 09:36:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Torture in the Sultanate of Oman: Lost Liberties and Suppression of Human Rights Activists Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:33:44 +0000

The Omani Association for Human Rights has Produced a report on torture in Oman in Cooperation with the Gulf Centre for Human Rights With Support from the European Union in August 2021

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Oman FGM study cited in UNFPA Swop Report 2020 Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:28:32 +0000 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of World Population report “Against my will” issued in June 2020 cited the 2014 OAHR Executive Director’s study on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Oman. This study was the only source about FGM in Oman they referenced due to an absence of similar studies and information in this regard.

The study was referenced on pages 73 and 151 of the UNFPA report.

OAHR participation in FGM report: A Call For A Global Response Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:35:16 +0000 OAHR participated in the international report A call For A Global Response to end Female Genital Mutilation/C. The joint report was prepared by a group of women’s rights international organizations such as Equality Now, which is an international human rights organization using the law to protect and promote the rights of women & girls since 1992 and is the International Gender Equality Prize 2019 winner. the report was also prepared by END FGM Network EU, which is a European Women’s Rights Network, consists of 30 European organisations uniting to end FGM in Europe & beyond and END FGM/C U.S Network. The report included an interview with Habiba Al Hinai, OAHR executive director who prepared in 2014 a study about FGM in Oman.

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Joint CIVICUS OAHR GCHR UPR submission 2020 on Oman Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:00:07 +0000 Joint-CIVICUS-OAHR-GCHR-UPR-submission-2020-on-Oman_Download ]]> Despite local reluctance: OAHR participates in preparing Oman UPR shadow reports Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:47:09 +0000 OAHR participated with a number of international human rights NGOs in preparing the United Nations shadow reports for the Universal Periodic Review 2020 (UPR) for Oman in its 37th session. The deadline for reporting to the Human Rights Council was the July 9, 2020.

The UPR is an international procedure that follows the Human Rights Council, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2006. It aims to improve the human rights records of all (193) UN Member States, through Evaluating the extent to which states respect their obligations regarding human rights. Each state is provided with the opportunity to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situation in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations such as the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and human rights treaties ratified by the state, in addition to the voluntary pledges and commitments made by the state and gives the states the opportunity to review the measures that they have taken to improve the human rights conditions in their countries, including civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.

The review is based on objective and reliable information on the extent to which each country fulfils its obligations to improve human rights conditions in a manner that ensures the comprehensive application and equal treatment of all states. All member states are reviewed every four years, 48 states are reviewed each year at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.

There are three official documents that support each review:

The national report prepared by the country under review.
Summary of civil society NGOs and national human rights institutions.
Information provided by “other relevant stakeholders”.

Oman was previously reviewed under the 17th session in January 2011 (First Cycle) and under the 31st session in November 2016 (second Cycle). While the date of the 37th session of the review was postponed from November 2020 to early 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new date has not been determined yet.

As for the previous two sessions, the Omani government was presented with a set of recommendations related to the violations of human rights in the country to raise its attention that Oman was not committed to its obligations in implementing and respecting human rights on the ground.

Among the documents considered in the UPR for each state are ones that are based on the information provided by independent NGOs, national human rights institutions and individuals, who are allowed to draw the Council’s attention when any human rights violations occur. Accordingly, OAHR cooperated in preparing the third session shadow reports for Oman, and these two reports are:

  • UPR Joint Submission on Statelessness, which was prepared in cooperation with:
    • The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)
    • The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights (GCENR)

It is worth noting that, until this date, no local NGOs in Oman has announced the submission of a UPR shadow report for the year of 2020.

URG Publish it’s report on Women’s Rights Sun, 31 Mar 2019 18:50:08 +0000

The Universal Rights Group, it is an independent, human rights research center based in Geneva. Published on March 2019 its report on women’s rights. The regional workshop on ‘lifting religion-based reservations to the core international human rights conventions as a means of strengthening women’s rights at national level, and the role of women’s rights advocacy groups in that regard.’ was convened in Tunisia on 9 and 10 January 2019, with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia
The executive director of the OAHR participated in this meeting.
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Human Rights Watch Submission of CEDAW report about Oman Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:45:55 +0000 5 Oct 2017
Human Rights Report submission to the CEDAW committee of Oman’s periodic report for the 68th session on October 2017.

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