The Omani Centre for Human Rights

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OCHR-Oman is a NGO organisation based in the United Kingdom, because in Oman it is a crime to form a party or association active in politics or human rights. The Centre documenting and reporting human rights violations in Oman and spread awareness about the human rights values.

The Omani Centre for Human Rights (OCHR-Oman).
Type of businessPublic
Type of site
Human Rights service
Available inArabic/English
FoundedFebruary 13, 2013; 9 years ago (2013-02-13)
Area servedOman
  • Nabhan Alhanshi
Key peopleNabhan Alhanshi />(Chairman and General Director)
Twitter or
Current statusActive


2013–2017: Monitor of Human Rights, The Old Name[edit]

The Centre was based in Lebanon, in February 2013, under the name: The Monitor of Human Rights in Oman. The founder Nabhan Alhanshi left Oman in December 2012 to Beirut, Lebanon. As a part of his activities, and as a human rights and political activist he found and established the monitor to document and report the human rights violations in Oman.

2017: The Omani Centre for Human Rights[edit]

In 2014, Nabhan Alhanshi moved to the UK and claimed for a political asylum. In 2017, he registered the monitor officially in the UK and changed its name to The Omani Centre for Human Rights. Alhanshi represented the Centre in the Human Rights Council in the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland for the first time in March 2017. He reviewed the human rights situations in Oman.


First registered NGO[edit]

The Centre is the first independent and non-profit organisation works in human rights about Oman.


The Centre is the first organisation published an annual reports about the human rights violations in Oman ( Will be 5 Reports by the end of 2017).


Nabhan Alhanshi, The founder of the Centre has been host in many TVs programmes, and participated in a documentary aired by the BBC about human rights and mass surveillance in Oman.


The official website Short Video ob the BBC documantry

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