Human Rights Council
Saudi Arabia


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Topic A : Defending the defenders, the rights of Human rights activists

As a member of the United Nations, Saudi Arabia believes in the importance of the respect of humans rights. As a result, the government has a legal obligation to protect everyone in the Kingdom from human right abuses such as arbitrary arrest, prolonged detention without charge, torture and unfair trials. Moreover, freedom of expression is also part of The Basic Law of Governance which provides the protection of human rights and the security of Saudi citizens and foreign residents. However, when it comes to the rights of « human rights activists », prudence is needed. Indeed, in a context of political turmoil, with tensions emerging from all over the world, national unity and security should be a priority. Saudi Arabia strongly fights against the spread and appeal of extremist ideologies among the general populous and believes in t...