An Arab Court of Human Rights: The Dream Desired

In: Arab Law Quarterly
Author: Salem Alshehri1
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  • 1 Aberdeen UK salemlaw@hotmail.com

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The Arab Spring, which began at the end of 2010, created an atmosphere in the Arab world suitable for improving the protection of human rights through the establishment of the Arab Court of Human Rights. Plans to establish this court have existed since 2004, following the modification of the Arab Charter on Human Rights. This article explores the need for the establishment of the court, which will be a dream come true for residents in the Arab world.

  • 1

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  • 3

    See S. Mokhtari, ‘The Middle East and Human Rights: Inroads towards Charting Its Own Path’, North Western Journal of International Human Rights 10 (2012): 194-199.

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  • 4

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  • 5

    T. Koraytem, ‘Arab Islamic Developments On Human Rights’, Arab Law Quarterly 16 (2001): 255-256.

  • 6

    Ibid., p. 256.

  • 7

    Ibid., p. 257.

  • 8

    Ibid., p. 256.

  • 10

    Ibid., p. 10.

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    A. Chase and A. Hamzawy, Human Rights in the Arab World: Independent Voices (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), pp. 209 et seq.

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  • 13

    Ibid., p. 261.

  • 14

    Ibid., p. 298.

  • 18

    Guemmoudi, supra note 2 at 2.

  • 20

    Guemmoudi, supra note 2 at 3.

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    Guemmoudi, supra note 2 at 3.

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  • 25

    S. Bourouba, ‘The Contribution of the Arab Charter for Human Rights in Forming a Regional Human Rights Law’, in Proceedings of Arab Academic Human Rights Network—Arab Charter on Human Rights, supra note 2, p. 3.

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  • 27

    M. Rishmawi, ‘The Revised Arab Charter on Human Rights: A Step Forward?’, Human Rights Law Review 5 (2005): 362.

  • 28

    See Al-Midani, supra note 10.

  • 31

    For further reading, see: L. Zerrougui, ‘The Arab Charter on Human Rights’, Essex Human Rights Review 7 (2011): 7-9.

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    Al-Midani, supra note 18.

  • 33

    See Arab Charter on Human Rights, 22 May 2004, in force from 15 March 2008, Art. 49(2) (2004), available online at: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/loas2005.html, accessed: 19 June 2015.

  • 35

    Al-Midani, supra note 18.

  • 36

    Rishmawi, supra note 24 at 170.

  • 37

    See Art. 49, supra note 34.

  • 38

    Zerrougui, supra note 32 at 11.

  • 39

    See Al-Midani, supra note 10.

  • 41

    See Art. 48, supra note 34.

  • 43

    Ibid., p. 88.

  • 44

    See Art. 23, supra note 34.

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    Ibid., p. 18.

  • 48

    Mokhtari, supra note 4 at 194.

  • 50

    Koraytem, supra note 6 at 256.

  • 51

    Guemmoudi, supra note 2 at 6.

  • 52

    For more insight, see Koraytem, supra note 6 at 256.

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    See Mokhtari, supra note 4 at 194.

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  • 58

    Bourouba, supra note 26.

  • 59

    See Al-Midani, supra note 10.

  • 60

    Ibid., p. 10.

  • 61

    See Elbazzaz, supra note 58 at 15.

  • 62

    For further reading, see Zerrougui, supra note 32 at 7.

  • 63

    Elbazzaz, supra note 58 at 13.

  • 64

    Ibid., p. 13.

  • 65

    Bourouba, supra note 26.

  • 69

    For more information, see P. Mckaskle, ‘The European Court of Human Rights: What It Is, How It Works, and Its Future’, University of San Francisco Law Review 40 (2005-2006): 1.

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  • 73

    See Al-Midani, supra note 10.

  • 74

    Chase and Hamzawy, supra note 13 at 98.

  • 75

    Ibid., p. 98.

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