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Presentation of credentials: H.E. Mr. Faisal bin Hassan Trad, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(left), presents his credentials to Mr. Michael Møller(right), the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. January 7th, 2014. Photo by Pierre Albouy

HRC32: ADHRB urges Council to adopt stronger criteria for membership

On June 24, ADHRB International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 5.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, On occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the […]

HRC32: Bahrain fails to cooperate with the Special Procedures

HRC32: Bahrain fails to cooperate with the Special Procedures

On June 24, Yusuf Al-Hoori, on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 5.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة […]

IOM and Kuwait Act #TogetherAgainstTrafficking

IOM and Kuwait Act #TogetherAgainstTrafficking

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently launched a new campaign in Kuwait in the hopes of combatting and raising awareness about human trafficking. The campaign is titled “Together Against Trafficking in Persons” and is accompanied by the hashtag #TogetherAgainstTrafficking. The individual events are held under the auspices of Deputy […]

Saudi Executions Continue at an Alarming Rate

Saudi Executions Continue at an Alarming Rate

On 1 June the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) of Saudi Arabia handed down 14 death sentences, reportedly the largest mass death sentence in the kingdom’s history. The court also issued nine prison sentences and one acquittal in the trial. All charges were in relation to an alleged attack on police forces […]

Canadian Citizen Returns Home After Months of Arbitrary Detention in UAE

Canadian Citizen Returns Home After Months of Arbitrary Detention in UAE

Salim Al-Aradi, a Libyan-Canadian businessman, returned to Canada after nearly two years of detention in the UAE. Emirati police arrested him while vacationing with his family in Dubai on 28 August 2014. He was forcibly disappeared and his family did not know his whereabouts until October 2014. The authorities did […]