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A first version of the Charter was created on 15 September 1994, but no state ratified it. The updated (2004) version of the Charter came into force in 2008 after seven of the members of the League of Arab States had ratified it.
On 24 January 2008, then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour
said the Arab charter was incompatible with the UN's understanding of universal human rights
, including with respect to women's rights and capital punishment for children, in addition to other provisions in the Charter.
The charter is listed on the website of her office, among texts adopted by international groups aimed at promoting and consolidating democracy.
As of November 2013 the Charter had been ratified by Algeria
, Saudi Arabia
, the UAE
The Charter was criticized for setting human rights standards in the region below the internationally recognized regime.
In 2014 Arab League states elaborated an additional treaty - the Statute of the Arab Court of Human Rights,
- to allow inter-state litigation concerning violations of the Charter. The statute will enter into force after 7 ratifications. The first country to ratify it was Saudi Arabia in 2016.
- ^ The Arab Charter on Human Rights is incompatible with international standards – Louise Arbour
- ^ www.ohchr.org
- ^ 
- ^ Arab League Urges Egypt to Join Arab Charter on Human Rights
- ^ English Version of the Statute of the Arab Court of Human Rights
- ^ Arab League Secretary General Welcomes Saudi Arabia's Ratification on the Statute of Arab Court for Human Rights
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