NGOs maintaining official relations with UNESCO

ARAB ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (AOHR)

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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 seek 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 others as a member of the defence panel. Receives complaints from individuals, groups and organizations and contacts the relevant authorities. In addition to offering legal assistance in several cases, the Organization provides financial assistance to families of victims. In coordination with the Arab Lawyers Union, it launched a campaign for Freedom for Prisoners of Conscience in the Arab World. Conferences and seminars. Instrumental in setting up the Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunisia in 1989, in association with the Arab Lawyers Union, the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights and the support of the Centre for Human Rights in the United Nations. This comes along with AOHR’s efforts to promote and propagate for its goals in educating, training and documenting in the field of human rights. This league won the UNESCO Human Rights Education Prize.
Keywords
  Human rights
Publications
  - 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
 
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