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Governance and Human Rights

Governance and Human Rights projects funded by MEPI focused on rule of law, human rights, elections and political parties.


2011
The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

2011
Women's Rights Survey (2009 Gulf Portion)
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series

The Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa study presents detailed reports and quantitative ratings on the state of women’s rights in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It is the first installment of a larger project encompassing the entire MENA region.

2011
Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Theory)
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Through its regional Family Law Program, Freedom House published the Women's Rights in the Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings (Theory Portion) which brings together Sunni, Shiite and legal scholars from the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain to analyze family law, Islamic jurisprudence, and religious and civil interpretations in an attempt to bridge key differences among their perspectives.

2011
Unified Personal Status Law for the Gulf Cooperation Council
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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.

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

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.

2011
Women's Rights and Kuwaiti Family Law Weekly Article Series I&II
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


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This workshop for the Partners Global Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program took place in Kuwait in 2016. Partners Global

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