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HRC40 Written Statement – Human Rights and the War in Yemen

HRC40 Written Statement – Human Rights and the War in Yemen

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over ongoing war in Yemen and the role of Saudi-led and Emirati-led coalition forces in committing human rights […]

UAE at HRC40 Discusses Tolerance While Systematically Suppressing Fundamental Freedoms

UAE at HRC40 Discusses Tolerance While Systematically Suppressing Fundamental Freedoms

27 February 2019 – Today, at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Jarman, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Assistant Minister for Human Rights, delivered remarks claiming the UAE’s commitment to human rights. He called attention to his government’s support for the Yemeni government, attempted […]

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

HRC40 Written Statement: The Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the GCC

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over the targeting of Human Rights Defenders in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Continue reading for the text of the statement or […]

UAE upholds Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence

UAE upholds Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence

31 December 2018 – Today, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Federal Supreme Court upheld prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence. As a result of the rejection of Mansoor’s appeal, he will serve out his prison sentence in the Emirates’ Al-Wathba prison, where he has been held in […]