The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR's unofficial webpage)
|The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR)
Organisation arabe des droits de l'homme
Organizacion Arabe de Derchos Humanos
91, Al-Marghany St.|
Tel. (20 2) 4181396 - 4188378,
|AOHR's Offical Webpage (Egypt)
Aims: Call for respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms
of all citizens and residents of the Arab world;
defend any individual whose human rights are subjected to
violations which are contrary to the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, the International
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and the International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights ; endeavour, regardless of political
considerations, to obtain release of detained or imprisoned persons, and
seak relief and assistance for persons whose freedom is restricted in any
way or who are subject to coercion of any kind because of their beliefs
and political convictions, or for reasons of race, sex, colour or
language; protest in cases where a fair trial is not guaranteed; provide
legal assistance where necessary and possible; call for improvements in
conditions of prisoners of conscience; work for amnesty of persons
sentenced for political reasons.
Activities: Carries out field missions in an effort to release political prisoners, in some cases as an observer and in other as a member of the defence panel. Receives complaints from individuals, groups and organizat
ions and contacts the concerned authorities. In addition to the offering of legal assistance in several cases, the Organization provides financial assistance to families of victims. In coordination with Arab Lawyers' Union launched a campaign for
Freedom for Prisoners of Conscience in the Arab World. Conferences and seminars. Instrumental in setting up Arab Institute for Human Rights.
Founded: 1 Dec 1983, Limassol (Cyprus), when Statutes were adopted, following resolution of a meeting
Apr 1983, Hammamet (Tunisia).
Structure: General Assembly (every 3 years). Board of Trustees (meets once a year),
consisting of 25 members. 20 of whom are elected from among the members of General Assembly and 5 of whom are appointed
from among active AOHR members to serve for the term of the elected board.
Staff: 10 paid, other voluntary; Finance: Members' dues and
- African Commission on Human People's Rights (ACHPR) (Observer Status).
Non-Governmental Organizations Relations (NGO):
Members and Dues: Individuals, bodies and groups: Active;
Associate. Members (branches indicated by *) in 31 countries. Dues' for one year
with subscription to monthly newsletter and a yearly report:
Kuwait: 10 KD, Jordan: 10 JD, Egypt: 25 EP, Morocco: 100 DM, Tunisia: 10 TD,
Other Regions: $25 US. Paid in checks in the name of AOHR to one of the addresses above.
- Almonazzama Alarabiya Lihoqouq Alinsan - Nashra Ikhbariya (Monthly Newsletter).
- Arab Organization for Human Rights Newsletter (Monthly).
- Hoqouq Alinsan Filwatan Alarabi (Quarterly).
- Alkitab Alsanaoui Lihoqouq Alinsan Filwatan Alarabi (Annual).
- Special bulletins published on certain particular occasions.
- Arab Bank Ltd. Switzerland Account 201738
- Alwatany Bank of Egypt/Sawrwat Account 581835
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