Saudi Arabia’s midterm UPR assessment

CPJ Middle East and North Africa Coordinator Sherif Mansour will speak at a panel on Saudi Arabia’s Midterm UPR Assessment in Geneva on June 16, 2016. The panel discussion is focused on providing a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia upon the opportunity of the kingdom’s midterm Universal Periodic Review.

The release of the UPR midterm report will provide discussion on numerous human rights issues in the kingdom including torture, arbitrary arrests & detention, due process violations, judicial independence, religious freedom, women’s right, freedom of expression, and targeting of human rights defenders.

Panelists include:

Dr. Elham Manea (Moderator)

Michael Payne, ADHRB

Ali Dubaisy, ESOHR

Sherif Mansour, Committee to Protect Journalists

Ella Knight, Amnesty International

Margaret Ferrier MP, UK Member of Parliament (SNP)

WHEN: Thursday, 16 June 2016, 9 AM – 10 AM

WHERE: Room IV, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland