Human Rights Violations in Kuwait of the Bidoon, stateless

 On 24 June, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 47 during interactive debate with Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing. Mr. Rapporteur,  We would like to bring to your attention the situation of the Bidoon, a stateless community living in Kuwait. The Bidoon represent one[…]

France’s Feminist Diplomacy and Women’s Rights in the Gulf: Rhetoric over Reality

This article was written in collaboration between the ADHRB Paris team and Gender in Geopolitics Institute. France is a vocal advocate for women’s rights internationally, and the “feminist diplomacy” adopted by the French government in 2018 affirms that gender equality is a priority for France. The International Gender Equality Strategy was adopted to improve the[…]

European Parliamentarians call for the Emirati government to be held accountable for systematic violations of human rights 

In an open Letter published on 15 april, a cross-party coalition of EU Parliamentarians have called for urgent action to be taken by the European External Action Service (EEAS) to address the widespread and systematic human rights abuses committed by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The letter, which was published in light[…]

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HRC46 Written Statement: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement, to the Human Rights Council during its 46th session concerning The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen and the Involvement of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Continue reading below for the full text of the statement, or click here for PDF

UAE: Uphold International Obligations, Allow Peaceful Dissent

In the United Arab Emirates, political parties do not exist, peaceful dissent is not tolerated, and reports regarding arbitrary arrests and the torture of detainees are highly concerning. A country lacking in democratic institutions, the Government of the UAE further imperiled any hope for democracy by continuing its unprecedented crackdown on dissent. The authorities have[…]