Saudi Arabia

Occupying most of the Arabian peninsula, and heavily reliant on oil as its main source of revenue, this Kingdom does not have an elected state legislative body and political parties are outlawed. Serious violations of children’s human rights consistently occur and are very visible. These include, but are not limited to: use of the death penalty, lack of protection of girls’ rights, a high number of children from outside the country employed as labourers, and limitations on freedom of expression.

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2870510070Population992300024.198139006657Population under 151300000031.701683672936Number of internet users
56 Human development index56 Happy planet ranking

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Policy and Advocacy

DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2016
14 Apr 2016
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
SAUDI ARABIA: CRC alternative report on inhuman sentencing of children
28 Oct 2015
This report was submitted ahead of the 73rd pre-sessional working group of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as...
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