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HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to human rights abuses in UAE

HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to human rights abuses in UAE

On June 22, ADHRB associate Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 32th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 4.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain would like […]

New Technologies Aim to Combat Human Trafficking

New Technologies Aim to Combat Human Trafficking

Within the last few weeks, attempts to combat human trafficking and migrant abuse in the Arab Gulf states through technological means have made headlines. Pakistan recently announced it would begin issuing new biometric passports in 2017. A collection of organizations released a beta version of a new mobile app titled […]

HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to violence against domestic workers in GCC

HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to violence against domestic workers in GCC

On June 20, ADHRB associate Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 3.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Madam Rapporteur, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, together with […]

UN Bows to Saudi Pressure and Removes them from ‘Blacklist’ over Conflict in Yemen

UN Bows to Saudi Pressure and Removes them from ‘Blacklist’ over Conflict in Yemen

On 2 June, the United Nations (UN) released an annual ‘blacklist’ of countries and armed groups that have committed “grave violations” against children, including parties that recruit, kill, and/or abduct children, as well as conduct attacks on schools and hospitals. The list includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, government […]

Domestic workers experience heightened abuse during Ramadan

Domestic workers experience heightened abuse during Ramadan

In February, Somalia announced plans to send an estimated 50,000 workers yearly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Currently, this plan is awaiting approval from both countries. Recently, Somalia announced that it would send between 600 and 1,000 domestic workers to the kingdom just ahead of the start of the […]