22 Rights groups urge Asian Bloc to oppose Bahrain’s bid for Human Rights Council

On 1 December 2020, 22 rights groups including Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) have written to the Asia and the Pacific bloc at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) calling on member states to oppose[…]

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion: Nine more Bahrainis are being arbitrarily detained suffering numerous violations of human rights

 The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has formed an Opinion on 18 September 2020 (No.41/2020) concerning Husain Ali Hasan Khamis and eight other Bahraini citizens, recently published on the website of the Working Group and reflected in its annual report to the Human Rights Council. The Opinion, adopted by the Working Group[…]

ADHRB raises attack on Freedom of Religion in Bahrain

On 1 October 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate under item 8. Mr vice President, ADHRB would like to call the Council’s attention to Bahrain’s violations of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action regarding the freedom of religion. Indeed, the VDPA[…]

ADHRB raises human rights violations against migrant workers in the GCC

On 1 October 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate under item 9. Mr. President, ADHRB would like to raise our concern regarding the continued disregard of states for the Durban Declaration and Program of Action’s call to protect individuals from discrimination. We[…]

ADHRB calls on Bahrain to implement all of its UPR recommendations

On 30 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate under item 6. Madam president, We would like to raise our concerns about the implementation of the UPR recommendations by Bahrain, 3 years after its 3rd cycle. The government of Bahrain has long[…]