From the Editors
[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.]
Saudi Right to Dignity Campaign Statement on Lifting the Ban on Women Drivers Right to Dignity reiterates its demand for equality of the sexes in Saudi Arabia and an end to the ban on women drivers, citing economic hardship and restricted freedom of movement in support of its argument.
HRW Calls on Turkey and Iraq to Open Borders to Syrian Refugees Human Rights Watch issues a statement requesting that Turkey and Iraq assist the ten thousand Syrian refugees stranded at their borders by opening their doors to more refugees. Though it credits Turkey with already hosting a large number of Syrian refugees, HRW cites international law that prevents the turning away of asylum seekers in its argument for the reopening of borders.
The Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya The Carnegie Endowment reports on the inability of the Libyan state to exercise control over the eastern region of Barqa, where Benghazi is located, and calls for a formalized security sector and established constitution to create stability.
Averting a Moroccan Revolution: The Monarchy's Preemptive Spatial Tactics and the Quest for Stability The German Institute for International and Security Affairs studies the steps the Moroccan monarchy has taken to avoid revolution beyond the basic narrative of the king's promise of future reform.
Culture in Defiance: Continuing Traditions of Satire, Art, and the Struggle for Freedom in Syria The Prince Claus Fund Gallery highlights the work of Syrian cartoonists, puppeteers, writers, and other artists who voice their dissenting views through their art.
ANHRI Statement on Judges' Arrests in UAE In light of the recent arrest of Judge Mohammed Saeed Ziad Abdouly of Abu Dhabi, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information condemns the Emirati crackdown on reformers and activists.
Jadaliyya's First Book Is Now Available from Pluto Press The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings, now available in paperback and Kindle format, documents and analyzes the first nine months of the rebellion that spread throughout the Arab world beginning in December 2010.
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