DENYING THE RIGHT OF EXPRESSION: Patterns of impunity in Bahraini governance against civil society

The Covid – 19 pandemic has contributed to the deterioration of many rights in the Gulf region, including the entitlement to freedom of expression. After the 2011 pro-democracy protests, the Bahraini government has spent an incredible amount of resources towards incarcerating dissident voices, limiting content diversity, and spreading pro-government narratives in the media. However, its[…]

Five Irish TDs Call for the Irish Government to Address the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Jau Prison & to Lead a Joint Statement in the UNHRC 

Five members of the Dáil Éireann–Joan Collins TD, Ruairí Ó Murchú TD, Seán Haughey TD, John Brady TD, Sean Sherlock TD–have tabled questions to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, in relation to what efforts Ireland has made to lead a joint statement in the UN Human Rights Council for the upcoming 80th[…]

Italian MP Calls Attention to Human Rights Violations in Bahrain During Parliamentary Session

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Emilio Carelli, a member of the Italian Parliament, presented a question for written response to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. His question focused on the situation of human rights violations in Bahrain, including concerns that “the increased use of the death penalty, the perpetrated use of torture[…]

France’s Feminist Diplomacy and Women’s Rights in the Gulf: Rhetoric over Reality

This article was written in collaboration between the ADHRB Paris team and Gender in Geopolitics Institute. France is a vocal advocate for women’s rights internationally, and the “feminist diplomacy” adopted by the French government in 2018 affirms that gender equality is a priority for France. The International Gender Equality Strategy was adopted to improve the[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohsen Ali Baddaw

Mohsen Ali Baddaw, a Bahraini graduate from the Bahrain Training Institute, was only 24 years old when authorities arrested him from his fiancee’s house in 2015. He was tortured and convicted of multiple terrorism-related charges through unfair trials conducted in absentia or using confessions produced under torture.  On 2 April 2015, the house was surrounded[…]