Rights group in Syria are calling on international organisations to pressure all actors in the Syrian civil war to reveal the fate of tens of thousands of missing people who have disappeared over the course of the conflict.
Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organisation, called on Lebanese authorities to amend the citizenship law that discriminates against Lebanese women married to foreigners. The law dictates that a Lebanese mother can not give citizenship to her children, while a Lebanese man, married to a foreigner, can.
Suad al-Ali, leader of a human rights organisation and a major presence in recent demonstrations, was shot dead on Tuesday in central Basra. Suad was a key female figure in the organisation of the recent protests.
The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, put forward a bill granting equal inheritance rights for women. The proposed bill would allow exceptions for families that want to continue applying the Sharia-aligned provisions for inheritance.
A group of Iraqi war correspondents and journalists who covered the battles against ISIS formed their own association, the National Military Information Association, to defend their rights, which they said were being neglected.
In 2014 Tunisia set up the "Truth and Dignity Commission" (IVD) which has the mandate to investigate human rights violations between 1957-2014. The first court case concerns forced disappearance of Kamel Matmati, who was arrested in 1991.