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Another Month of Migrants’ Rights Violations in Bahrain

Another Month of Migrants’ Rights Violations in Bahrain

Following a series of reported violations in August, human trafficking and migrant rights abuses have continued to emerge in Bahrain over the past month. On 18 September 2017, Bahraini authorities announced they would be prosecuting five men on charges relating to forcing domestic workers into prostitution. The Public Prosecution Office […]

Saudi women allowed behind the wheel on the road, but not yet in their own lives

Saudi women allowed behind the wheel on the road, but not yet in their own lives

On Tuesday September 26th, Saudi Arabia, announced in a policy change that it will allow women to drive. However, this move, broadcast simultaneously on state television and in Washington D.C. will not take effect until June of 2018. While several United Nations Human Rights Experts welcomed the announcement and praised […]

At Least 16 More Arrests in Saudi Arabia Amid Succession and Qatar Crisis

At Least 16 More Arrests in Saudi Arabia Amid Succession and Qatar Crisis

Over the past several weeks – since early September – Saudi security forces have arrested at least 16 people perceived to be critical of Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince, and of the government’s policies towards Qatar. The detained individuals include prominent religious figures, writers, journalists, academics, and activists like […]

BICI Chairman Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni passes away at 79

BICI Chairman Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni passes away at 79

Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, the Chairman of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), passed away on 25 September 2017 at the age of 79. Bassiouni was a former Distinguished Research Professor at DePaul University College of Law, and he received an LLB from the University of Cairo, a JD from […]