Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula

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Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula (CDHRAP)
Founded 1992 (1992)[1]
Location
Area served
Saudi Arabia
Method monthly newsletter and annual reports in Arabic and English[1]
Key people
Mohammad Abul Azeem al-Hussain[3]
Mission opposing human rights violations,[4] campaigning for freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia, human rights education[1]
Website cdhrap.net (English/Arabic/Persian)

The Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula (CDHRAP) is a Saudi Arabian human rights non-governmental organisation[4] based in Beirut.[2]

Structure and leadership[edit]

As of 2010, CDHRAP was chaired by Mohammad Abul Azeem al-Hussain.[3]

Aims and actions[edit]

The CDHRAP is a Saudi Arabian human rights non-governmental organisation[4] created in 1992[1] and based in Beirut[2] that states its belief in human rights "guaranteed by international treaties and conventions so long as they do not contradict with Islamic Laws".[1] It declares itself opposed to human rights violations in the Arabian Peninsula, especially against the Shi'a minority. It claims to oppose religion-based discrimination in general.[1] CDHRAP acts by publishing news releases, monthly and annual documents in English, Arabic and Persian and cooperating with international human rights organisations.[1]

Saudi government reactions[edit]

In 2001, about ten United States and other software companies competed to provide software for internet censorship in Saudi Arabia. The New York Times identified CDHRAP's website as one of the websites to be blocked.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About CDHRAP". Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula. 2007-04-16. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Arthur W. Diamond Law Library (2008). "Middle East organizations and web resources". Columbia Law School. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Letter from CDHRAP to Amnesty International on Discrimination Against Shias". Ahlul Bayat News Agency. 2010-05-23. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b c World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility (2006-01-18). "Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula CDHRAP" (in French). WiserEarth. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  5. ^ Lee, Jennifer (2001-11-19). "Companies Compete to Provide Saudi Internet Veil". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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