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International Day of Democracy 15 September

The UN’s International Day of Democracy, held on September 15 each year, provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world....

Enforced disappearances – Oman

Have you ever had a call from the security services asking you – without any legal formalities – to report somewhere for questioning? Have you...

Mounting problems of unemployment and salary stagnation in Oman

Oman has recently been facing growing workforce and unemployment problems, made worse by the lack of any social security or safety net to help...

Human trafficking

On July 30, the international community marked World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking - PDF The United Nations defines “trafficking in persons” as: “the recruitment,...

Another in string of arrests of citizens from Musandam Governorate

News update from the Omani Centre for Human Rights (OCHR): Another in string of arrests of citizens from Musandam Governorate An OCHR source informs us...

International human rights treaties: The OCHR-Oman considers how Oman measures up

International Conventions (Download your PDF copy) Out of nine major international conventions relating to human rights, and nine optional protocols to those conventions, Oman has...

Latest in series of arrests in Oman’s Musandam Governorate

The Omani security forces have stepped up their campaign of arrests in Musandam Governorate, in the far north of the country, with the arrest...

Omani citizen arrested in Dubai, held secretly in Muscat without charge...

The Omani security authorities, in cooperation with their UAE counterparts, have arrested Omani citizen Mohammed Abdullah Ahmad al-Shihi without giving any explanation or reason....

Press freedom in Oman: almost non-existent

To mark the UN’s World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the Omani Centre for Human Rights presents this factsheet on the state of...

Oman: Omani Coalition for Human Rights mourns the death of Internet...

It is with great sadness that the Omani Coalition for Human Rights received the news of the death of detained Internet activist Hassan Albasham....