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Q&A: The State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Headline Title:  Q&A: State of Human Rights in the Mid-east and North Africa 10 January 2012 Have people's human rights improved throughout 2011 as a result of the uprisings in MENA?There is no doubt that many people across the region in 2011 suffered gross human rights violations on an extreme scale. For those in - for example - Syria, Yemen, Egypt and Bahrain, the protection of human rights may still seem a distant prospect. The resilience of demonstrators in 2011 has changed the context for human rights in the region. The scale and brutality of repression by some states…

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