UN Human Rights Council Urges Saudi Arabia to Give Women Rights

[Ms. Magazine] Members of the UN Human Rights Council last week urged Saudi Arabia to actively work to end pervasive human rights violations in the country, particularly those against women and children. According to Reuters, Britain, Switzerland, Canada, and Israel spoke against Saudi Arabia's current practices. Israel's delegation reportedly accused Saudi Arabia of "severe discrimination against women and minorities, corporal punishment, torture, forced labor, and the sexual exploitation of children."

2009-02-10 06:00:00

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