United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Releases Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of Kuwait

3 October 2019 – Last week, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) published its concluding observations on Kuwait’s initial report. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the Committee’s comments and holistic overview of the current status of the situation of persons with disabilities in[…]

ADHRB raises concerns ahead of Kuwait’s 3rd cycle UPR over the bidoon, torture, free expression, and free assembly

Ahead of Kuwait’s Third Cycle Universal Periodic Review in January 2020, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted an NGO submission. Our submission covered concerns over rights violations of non-citizens and stateless persons, in particular the bidoon; concerns over the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association; concerns over women’s rights[…]

ADHRB at HRC42 Raised Concerns Over Kuwait’s Failure to Implement Recommendations it Received During its 2nd Cycle UPR on Bidoon Stateless Persons

Today, Americans for  Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral statement during the General Debate Item 6 concerning the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kuwait. The country received several recommendations concerning human rights violations, especially about non-citizens and stateless persons, namely the bidoon, but has not implemented them and it is still violating[…]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 42 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Kuwait Kuwait OL 8 Mar. 2019 KWT 1/2019 Mandates: Business, Development, Environment, Foreign debt, Indigenous peoples, International order, Water and sanitation Alleged victims: – Concerns in relation to the ongoing work of the Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform. “. . . [W]e wish to express our overarching concerns that international investment[…]

ADHRB at HRC41 Condemns Culture of Impunity in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait

Ahead of the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement on the prevalence of Impunity in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. Specifically, the statement highlights the states’ failure to hold security officers and government agents accountable for[…]