Analysis: Bahrain’s Insufficient Response to the Allegation Letter Published by UN Experts on Human Rights Violations

Find our previous statement on the allegation letter sent to Bahrain on Human Rights Violations in the Mass Trial of the Zulfiqar Brigades here. On 5 November 2018, five UN experts sent an allegation letter to the Kingdom of Bahrain to address the human rights violations in connection to the mass trial of the “Zulfiqar[…]

Proposed Rights Restrictions on US Arm Sales could affect Saudi and Emirati Action in Yemen

On 25 March 2019, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dick Durbin (D-lL) introduced a bi-partisan bill (S.854) that would halt US arm sales to countries that “engage in human rights abuses, commit war crimes, or have ties to extremist groups.” If passed, this bill would significantly impact the trajectory of the war in Yemen, a[…]

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar: human rights violations, workers exploitation and corruption

In December 2010, Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup. This is the first time in history that an Arab country will host the Cup– the world’s premier sporting event. In order to prepare for it, Qatar is spending an estimated US$100 billion to shore up existing infrastructure and build new infrastructure, including airport, roads,[…]

Yemen’s Deteriorating Medical Infrastructure and the Cholera Outbreak

On 27 March 2019, an attack took place near the entrance of Kitaf rural hospital in Yemen, killing seven people, four of whom were children. This most recent air raid has drawn significant international attention as the United Nations (UN) human rights staff in Yemen have begun an investigation into the attack. Calls for an[…]

UAE Prison Fails to Meet International Standards as Detainees are Denied Retirement Pension

Late last month, the International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) was made aware that retirement pension payments to detainees in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) prison, al-Razeen, have been suspended. The decision to deny retirement pensions to detainees is just another aspect of the broader systematic abuse within the Emirati prison system. Following[…]