Civil society alliances unite for human rights in online dialogue session

(Photo: Phenix Center for Economic and Informatic Studies)
AMMAN — In an online dialogue session conducted by the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatic Studies, experts from four civil society alliances reached a unanimous agreement on the need for coordination and unity among alliance members to enhance human rights in Jordan. The session focused on exploring civil society's interactions with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights in both previous and current cycles, with the aim of learning from past experiences.اضافة اعلان

Crucial human rights issues to be discussed in upcoming UPRDuring the session, the alliances presented crucial human rights issues from their reports submitted in mid-July of the previous year. These issues are slated to be discussed in the upcoming fourth cycle of the UPR scheduled for January 2024, Amman Net reported.

Increased participation by Jordanian civil society organizations
Ahmad Awad, director of the Phenix Center highlighted the positive development of increased participation by Jordanian civil society organizations in the current UPR cycle, signaling an opportunity to further improve human rights conditions.

Meanwhile, representing the Jordanian Civil Alliance, Nidal Mansour shared that they submitted 12 reports addressing political, civil, economic, and social rights, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. Furthermore, Hala Ahd from Insan Alliance shared that the right to organize and peaceful assembly is fundamental in realizing in human rights.

Freedom of association
Finally, Ragheb Shareem, representing the Development Alliance, provided insights into their report's coverage of civil rights issues, including aspects related to the Electronic Crimes Law and freedom of association.

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