Human rights are rights that are inherent to all human beings, whatever ones nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, religion, language, or any other status. Everyone is equally entitled to human rights without discrimination.
These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. All human rights are based on the notion of human dignity. These rights are often guaranteed to us by law in the form on international treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of law.
International Human Rights Law places obligations on governments to act in a particular manner and to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, not only for individuals but also for groups.
We at ALQST, are seeking to ensure that Saudi Arabia are fulfilling their human rights obligations under international law.
We will be bringing you up to date information about cases, violations and abuses that are occuring on the ground in Saudi Arabia.
Below are declarations, covenants and treaties that are currently compulsory for Saudi Arabia to abide by, either in its own right or because Saudi Arabia has signed or ratified them.
- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (CRC-OP-AC)
- Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography (CRC-OP-SC )