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Kuwait | Amend repressive legislation and provide a safe and enabling environment for defenders

Human rights defenders and civil society actors should be able to carry out their work in a safe and enabling environment, without fear of threats, attacks and arbitrary arrests. In light of the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of Kuwait due to take place in January 2020, ISHR calls States to urge the Kuwaiti government to repeal repressive legislation and to refrain from criminalising the legitimate activities of human rights defenders.

Nawaf Al Hendal: Human rights defender from Kuwait

Nawaf is the founder of Kuwait Watch and an active human rights defender. Nawaf, who is well known for advocating for the rights of stateless persons and other minorities in Kuwait, was advised on arrival in Geneva for the UPR of Kuwait that an arrest warrant awaits him on return home.