Arab Organization for Human Rights
Founded in 1983 as an international NGO, the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) works in several arenas to promote respect for human rights in the 22 countries of the Arab world. Through activities like the Arab Dialogue Forum and training courses, and through campaigns for the Tunisian and Egyptian elections, AOHR supports active peacebuilding. Its publications investigate human rights offenses (including those resulting from beliefs or matters of conscience), propose interventions, and suggest guidelines for implementing effective policy in Arab nations. AOHR holds a consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and an observer status in the Arab League and the African Union.