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OCHR-Oman Media campaigns

The Shuhuh case in Oman Since 2015, the Omani government has been holding a number of...

The state of democracy in Oman, September 2019

International Day of Democracy 15 September                               The UN’s International Day of Democracy, held on September 15 each year, provides...

Enforced disappearances

Have you ever had a call from the security services asking you – without any legal formalities – to...

Statelessness in Oman

What is “statelessness”? In international law, a stateless person is someone who is "not considered as...

Al-Masarra Hospital colludes with the Mukhabarat

Following a number of complaints, and having carried out its own investigations, the Omani Centre for Human Rights (OCHR) has established as a fact...

Freedom of religion and belief

The challenge is not just that Middle Eastern societies spurn members of the community who decide to embrace another religion, or...

Freedom of association and peaceful assembly

Peaceful assembly, including peaceful protest, is one of the most important ways of expressing an opinion.  The right to...

Press freedom in Oman: As bad as the rest of the...

In Oman there is one official newspaper published in Arabic, the daily Oman, and a...

Women in Oman and (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) defines discrimination against women as:

Censorship blights Muscat Book Fair yet again

The Muscat International Book Fair has once again seen numerous books banned and impounded – most...