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Human Rights Under the New Sultan

Has the human rights situation in Oman improved at all since Sultan Haitham bin Tariq came to power three months...

Press freedom in Oman: almost non-existent

The case of Azamn newspaper – initially shut down in August 2016 – ended with a Supreme Court ruling...

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The United Nations General Assembly established the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to safeguard the cultural, religious...

Do you live in a free society?

Can you can you criticise the person at the very top in politics without being arrested?

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the achievements of women in areas such as politics...

Censorship continues under Oman’s new Sultan at Muscat International Book Fair...

The 2020 Muscat International Book Fair, now in its 25th edition, has once again seen many books by Omani writers seized and banned.  Nearly 50...

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

What is the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights? The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)...

Two years on from the introduction of Oman’s revised Penal Code

The OCHR-Oman provides a recap of the main human rights violations contained in the harsh new law

OCHR-Oman condemns threats and intimidation following death of the late Sultan

The Omani Centre for Human Rights condemns the Omani security authorities’ intimidation of Omani activists within the country and the...

The Annual Report of Human Rights Violations in Oman – 2019

1 January: The Omani police seized the equipment of a reporting team from private radio station Hala FM while they were covering...