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The Charter of the United Nations, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

The Charter of the United Nations is considered the foundational treaty of the United Nations. The Charter consists of a preamble and a series of 111 articles grouped into 19 chapters. As a charter, it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles. The Charter states that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations.

For more information, please visit the UN at http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), OHCHR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The Declaration consists of 30 articles, regional human rights instruments, and national constitutions and laws.

For information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx.


African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, ACHPR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file presents the text of African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Convention, which was adopted by member African States of the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union). The charter defines civil, political, economic, social, cultural, people and group rights of African people and includes duties expected from African citizens.

For more information, please visit the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights at http://www.achpr.org/english/_info/history_en.html.


The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the text of “Declaration and Platform for Action," which was addressed at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing, China. The Declaration aspired at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women.

For more information, please visit the United Nations (UN) at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/plat1.htm.


The Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the text of the United Nations Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, which was ratified by the United Nations in 1968.

For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota at http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/x4cnaslw.htm.


The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Council of Europe
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This resource includes the text of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms). The ECHR is an international treaty that aims to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.

For more information, please visit the Council of Europe at http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=005&CL=ENG.


The First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file reviews the articles of the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is a treaty establishing an individual complaint mechanism for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

For more information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/procedure.htm.


Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Practical)
Published: 2011
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings
English Arabic

The Practical Part of the Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings documents two national campaigns on women's rights and family law launched by civil society in the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This portion also places the campaigns within the framework of the larger movement for family law reform in each country as well as advocacy strategies and lessons learned for women’s rights activists in the Gulf region and beyond.


Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series I&II
Published: 2011
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series

A group of Kuwaiti male and female family law attorneys with varying political and religious backgrounds and ideologies have been working collaboratively on a weekly newspaper articles in order to educate the public and raise awareness on women’s rights and family law issues. The first article series described each article of Kuwait's family law, and the second series is dealing with specific cases and the application of the family law in Kuwait.

The articles are available in Arabic at the following website:

http://www.familylaw-khaleej.org/en/publications/womens-rights-and-kuwaiti-family-law-weekly-article-series-i-ii.html


Algerian Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Jordan Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections
Published: 2011
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary
English Arabic

The Family Law and the Kuwaiti Parliamentary Elections Survey captures a historic moment as Kuwait women first exercised their political and democratic rights for the first time. It examines the findings of a nationwide survey conducted among 1,376 eligible Kuwaiti male and female voters from all 25 electoral districts during the campaigns leading up to the 2006 parliamentary elections. The report also examines a number of variables that reflect the demographic makeup of Kuwaiti society and their effect on voting decisions.


Unified Personal Status Law for the Gulf Cooperation Council
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

The Unified Personal Status Law for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) represents one of the projects that aim at a codification of the provisions of Islamic Judicial Rulings, which endorsed by the ministers of justice in the GCC countries. The law consists of 282 articles, which include provisions relating to the family and personal rights: marriage, divorce, eligibility, jurisdiction, will, and inheritance.


Moroccan Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

Yemini Family Code
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

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