Human Rights in the Arab World: A Regional Legacy in Crisis

Dina Hadad
2019 Athens Journal of Law  
In the wake of the so called "Arab Spring" the contentious reality of human rights in the Arab world remains one of the core reasons of populace dissatisfaction. Despite the recorded improvements in terms of facing development challenges, revolutions and counter revolutions erupted to declare a rejection of status que and demand more respect to individual rights. This historical change calls the reconsideration of a regional legal culture that reflects a clear struggle to establish a judicial
more » ... gacy protecting human rights over states. This paper looks into the regional legal mechanism offered by the Arab Charter on Human Rights and the limitation to its relevant Commission and Court practice. Other regional and universal contexts will be visited to identify best practice and available limitations. This will include each of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), and the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).
doi:10.30958/ajl.5-3-4 fatcat:ebhpqs6dl5fejmnsidohchg6ky