Demolishing Houses and increasing displaces in Roas Al-Jabal

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According to Khalijiat report on 28th April 2017, the Sultanate of Oman demolishes dozens of houses and displaces its inhabitants in Roas Al-Jabal (Mosandam) in April 2017. The Sultanate of Oman practices the policy of demolishing homes and displacing the citizens, in which called violation of international human rights.

International obligations on Oman

The Oman authorities have already signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Hence, Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights obliged Oman to offer people to receive all the rights and freedoms without distinction of race, colour, sex, language, and religion, political or other opinion. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights obliged Oman to recognise the right of people in Roas Al-Jabal, although Oman is not the State Party in the covenant. Oman is also obliged to protect people from any discrimination because Oman is already signed the right to Equality and Non-discrimination except the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.


The right to property is controversial right because it is central to the human rights concept. Therefore, demolishing properties’ without reasonable grounds is a violation of human rights. Moreover, ‘’the right to property has major implications for several important social and economic rights such as the right to work, the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress, the right to education and the right to adequate housing’’ (Icelandic Human Rights Centre).

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