On March 14, 2018, the Alkarama Foundation participated in a side event organised by Conseil pour la Justice, l'Égalité et la Paix (COJEP) and the International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to discuss the current human rights situation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Faced with the threat of extradition from Morocco to Egypt, Egyptian journalist Hany Khater announced his intention to go on hunger strike from March 14, 2018 to protest against his recent transfer to a high security institution.

March 17, 2018 marks one year since Osama Al Najjar completed his three-year prison sentence in the UAE, yet the well-known blogger and human rights defender remains detained against his will to date.

On January 15, 2018, Alkarama sent a communication to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) requesting that the UN experts call upon the Iraqi authorities to immediately release 24 individuals* arbitrarily detained as a result of their real or perceived link with former Vice-President Tariq Al Hashimi.

As Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia makes his first visits to Western capitals since being appointed as the Kingdom’s heir apparent, we the undersigned human rights organisations would like t

On March 8, 2018, the Alkarama Foundation marked International Women’s Day by celebrating the important work of women human rights defenders across the Arab world while also speaking up for the thousands of women across the region who have fallen victim to severe human rights violations in recent years.


On February 27 and March 2, 2018, Alkarama sent two urgent appeals to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) concerning the cases of three members of the Sudanese opposition who were arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) in January 2018, and who remain secretly detained to date.

Following the examination of the Mauritanian National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) in November 2017, the Subcommittee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) recommended that the CNDH be downgraded from A to B status given its lack of compliance with the

Geneva, February 16, 2018 -- On February 12, 2018, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, ahead of the upcoming appeal of 67 opposition activists and members of parliament s