International Coalition of NGOs Call on the United States to Immediately Halt Proposed Arms Sales to the United Arab Emirates

30 November – 29 arms control and human rights organizations have signed a letter opposing the sale of $23 billion worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates and asking the U.S. Congress to block the deal. “We the undersigned non-governmental organizations write in opposition to the United States government’s plans[…]

Clinton, Verveer & Georgetown: Withdraw From UAE-Sponsored Event

On 10 November, In cooperation with 13 different organizations, American for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to the former Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, calling for her immediate withdrawal from the event called the “Advancement of Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Reconstruction” and ending her association with[…]

Appointment of UAE Ministry of Interior Official to the Presidency of INTERPOL

  19 international human rights organizations sent a letter to the Secretary-General of Interpol, during which they expressed their concern about the nomination of Major General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, Inspector General of the UAE Ministry of Interior, to head the Interpol for the elections that will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 7 and[…]

US – Gulf Relations: Congressional responsibility in the protection of human rights

The United States Constitution places Congress as a coequal branch of the Federal Government and specifically makes clear its authority to regulate and hold accountable the actions of the President, even in the field of foreign affairs. Federal statutes also lay out the mechanisms by which private arms sales can be made to foreign governments:[…]

ADHRB at HRC45: Racial and Ethnic discrimination in the GCC

    On 30 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate with Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. Madame President, We thank the Working Group for its work and commitment in investigating the roots that perpetuate racial bias, disparities, and[…]