Resolution to reform the Arab League

29/05/2013
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Resolution adopted by FIDH 38th Congress.

Presented by NGOs of the Middle East - North African region

The Non-Governmental Organisations of the Middle East-North Africa region, signatories of this resolution, are pleased with the process introduced by FIDH in 2007 to reform the Arab League so that it serve, inter alia, as an effective regional mechanism to the protection of human rights and recommends to the incoming International Bureau:

- to continue its coordination and advocacy actions at the local, regional and international levels;

- to strengthen its involvement as a federation of leagues for human rights in all Arab Leagues institutional reforms in order to increase the participation of independent NGOs, their proposals and to establish mechanisms for consultation with the NGOs;

- to ensure respect for the universality of human rights, as recognised, in the Arab League reform process;

The signatory non-governmental organisations:
1- Moroccan Organisation for Human Rights (OMDH, Morocco)
2- Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH, Morocco)
3- Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LTDH, Tunisia)
4- Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR, Palestine)
5- Mauritanian Association for Human Rights (AMDH, Mauritania)
6- Human Rights Information and Training Centre (HRITC, Yemen)
7- National Council for Freedom in Tunisia (CNLT, Tunisia)
8- Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS, Jordan)
9- Djiboutian League for Human Rights (DLHR, Djibouti)
10- Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS, Syria)
11- Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS)
12- Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)

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