Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Human Rights in MENA
A logo flag pictured at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77), in New York City, United States of America, Tuesday 20 September 2022. BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK (Photo by NICOLAS MAETERLINCK / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP)

It is essential that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, states the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet they are violated nearly everywhere, including in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This page contains a permanently updated selection of articles on the developing human rights situation in each country in the MENA region.