Tag: Human Rights Council

ADHRB at HRC35 Bahrain Event Summary: Reprisals for Cooperation with the HRC

ADHRB at HRC35 Bahrain Event Summary: Reprisals for Cooperation with the HRC

On 7 June 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event during the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The event, entitled, “Bahrain Reprisals: Targeting Civil Society for Cooperation with the United Nations,” focused on the worsening trend of reprisals […]

Crushing Civil Society: Bahraini Government Reprisals for International Engagement

Crushing Civil Society: Bahraini Government Reprisals for International Engagement

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is pleased to release Crushing Civil Society: Bahraini Government Reprisals for International Engagement, a report detailing how Bahrain’s authorities have worked to dismantle independent civil society and undermine substantive cooperation with the international human rights community. Mirroring the government’s two-pronged approach, it begins by analyzing […]

Bahrain Interrogates, Tortures Ebtisam al-Saegh as HRC35 Approaches

Bahrain Interrogates, Tortures Ebtisam al-Saegh as HRC35 Approaches

31 May 2017 – On 26 May 2017, Bahraini security forces subjected human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh to seven hours of torture and interrogation over her activism, including her engagement with United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. The Bahraini government’s actions in this regard represent the latest in a series […]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 35 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 35 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain BHR 2/2017 JUA 17 Feb 2017 Mandates: Arbitrary Detention, Disability, Freedom of opinion and expression, Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Human rights defenders, Torture Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of six individuals, including one person with an intellectual disability and two minors, for exercising […]

Bahrain Escalates Campaign of Reprisals

Bahrain Escalates Campaign of Reprisals

16 May 2017 – In recent weeks, the Government of Bahrain has substantially escalated its campaign of reprisals against the country’s civil and political societies. So far in the month of May 2017, authorities have targeted family members of exiled human rights defenders and turned a blind eye to the […]