During Kuwait’s UPR: End Systematic Human Rights Violations Against the Bidoon

On 17 July 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 44 during Kuwait UPR. Madam President, We take this opportunity to raise our serious concern over Kuwait’s human rights violations, particularly committed against the Bidoon stateless minority. Being deemed illegal residents, the Bidoon face severe restrictions of[…]

“Throw Migrant workers into the Desert”: How COVID-19 Exacerbates the Suffering of Kuwait’s Invisible Workers

The coronavirus pandemic is an all-encompassing world-wide problem, and has affected an incalculable number of countries, regions and facets of society. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable people in society are proving to be the worst hit. One particularly vulnerable group in this time of crisis are the migrant workers in Kuwait. A series of Arab celebrities[…]

Kuwaiti Government’s Crackdown on the Bidoon

Kuwait is home to one of the largest groups of stateless people in the world: the Bidoon. Bidoon is a literal translation of the Arabic word for ‘without’, as it refers to being without a state or nation. More than 100,000 Bidoon live in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti government purposely avoided giving the Bidoon people citizenship[…]

UN Special Rapporteur Publishes Allegation Letter to Kuwait on the Lack of Fair Trial for Ms. Maria Lazareva

On 11 September 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers published an Allegation Letter to the Government of Kuwait, citing concern for the unfair trial of Ms. Maria Lazareva.  According to the Allegation Letter, Ms. Lazareva is a business executive who worked as the Vice Chair and CEO of KGL Investment[…]

ADHRB submits a report on Kuwait’s fidelity to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

In early July 2019, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child ahead of Kuwait’s review under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In particular, the report examined violations against members of Kuwait’s stateless population, the bidoon, including violations of the[…]