CHAPTER 1: LEBANON 3
CHAPTER 2: SAUDI ARABIA 15
CHAPTER 3: EGYPT 21
CHAPTER 4: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 29
Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab Countries
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a revolutionary document when the United Nations passed it in 1948. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of goodwill. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedom set forth in the Declaration of human rights, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made based on the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it is independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Thus were articles one and two of the declaration of human rights at 1948 after the World War 2. When the Arab world was dominated by the colonies power of France and Britain, but recently the Arab governments had take too many initiatives to set the Arab human rights close to their Islamic religion and believe. It was Casablanca declaration on 1999 at Morocco; it was organized by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, with the collaboration of the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights. There were many participants from North African countries among the 100 representatives from human rights groups from across the Arab world. It is significant that the conference took place in Morocco, a country that has seen considerable improvements in human rights conditions in the recent years and where...