Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Human Rights Features & Insights

This features and insights section looks at stories of social justice, along with their implementation into laws of human rights. It highlights abuses and violations in articles written by field experts, as well as the work being done in the region to protect these values.

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Egyptian protesters use flare lights at Talaat Harb Square in downtown Cairo on November 26, 2013 during a clash with police after the security forces dispersed protesters from a demonstration organized by human rights group "No Military Trials for Civilians" in the first unauthorised protest staged in the capital since the adoption of a law that regulates demonstrations. Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour passed a law that allows security forces to gradually step up force while dispersing protestors. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDELWAHAB (Photo by MOHAMED ABDELWAHAB / AFP) MOHAMED ABDELWAHAB ©AFP

Editorial Note

Contrary to what many believe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a long and rich history of fighting for human rights. From movements for women’s equality and voting rights to fights for representation and democracy, these issues have sometimes shaken the foundations of nations.

The below articles on Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa highlight abuses and violations, as well as the work being done to protect these values. Publications in this features and insights section are part of our in-depth topic file on Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

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