At UN, ADHRB, BIRD & ECDHR Encourage Greater Saudi Cooperation with OHCHR

Geneva, Switzerland — 30 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), ECDHR advocacy associate Isabel Cerda Marcos delivered an oral intervention on Saudi Arabia’s ongoing technical cooperation agreement with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Launched in 2014, the program has attracted significant interest within Saudi Arabia. Ms. Marcos called upon the Saudi government to renew the program with OHCHR, and asked OHCHR, in turn, to include greater protections and guarantees of program participation for civil society actors within Saudi Arabia.

An English translation of Ms. Marcos’ remarks can be found here. An Arabic version is located here.

Follow this link for video of the intervention.