Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs calls for an “immediate moratorium on executions” in Saudi Arabia

Two Irish deputies brought the urgent death row case of Jaafar Mohamed Sultan and Sadeq Majeed Thamer to the attention of the Irish Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney on the 1st of June 2022. These two Bahraini men are on death row in Saudi Arabia, having exhausted all legal remedies and are at risk of imminent[…]

The EU’s legal and moral obligation to protect its citizens in Bahrain: the story of two HRDs

The founding principles of the European Union (EU) are “human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.” In 2012, the EU adopted its strategic framework on Human rights and Democracy, this has resulted in a more coordinated and effective engagement with[…]

ADHRB Condemn the NIHR’s Whitewashing of Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain

The National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) is portrayed as an independent entity charged with promoting and protecting human rights in Bahrain. However, the NIHR consistently demonstrates its involvement in concealing human rights abuses committed by the Bahraini authorities, and its role in further reinforcing the culture of impunity. Political prisoners, human rights defenders, activists,[…]

Whitewashing Women’s Rights Violations: The Participation of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women in the Gender Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum, organized by UN Women, is taking place in Paris between June 30 and July 2, 2021. Working alongside civil society, the Forum is a global gathering focused on discussing and promoting gender equality all over the world. The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) in Bahrain reported on January 30, 2021 that[…]

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[…]