Oman - Latest Publications

On 9 August 2016, Yousuf Al Haj, a journalist at Al Zaman newspaper, was arrested by Omani State Security Forces and the journal closed down because of articles denouncing corruption within the judiciary. Since his arrest, Yousuf Al Haj is detained in solitary confinement and his conditions of detention have affected his health. Concerned that Al Haj is being solely for expressing his opinion, on 15 September 2016, Alkarama solicited the urgent intervention of the Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Opinion and Expression (SR FRDX), Mr David Kaye.

Oman: Human Rights Activist Said Jadad Released After Serving his Sentence

Oman: Arbitrary Detention of Human Rights Defender Said Jadad after Years of Continuous Reprisals

Oman - HR Instruments

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)


Convention against Torture (CAT)


International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED)


Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Last review: 11.2011 (1st cycle)
Next review: 2015 (2nd cycle)

National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – Status B

Last review: 11.2013
Next review: -