Rights groups condemn F1’s “double standard” for racing in Bahrain amidst “continued institutionalized repression”

15 March 2022 – 27 NGOs wrote to the CEO of Formula 1 (F1), Stefano Domenicali, to condemn the company’s “clear double standard” on Ukraine in comparison to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. Rights groups raised concerns over F1’s failure to engage with rights groups in[…]

Joint statement on the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime

24 January 2022 – We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) recent adoption of a new Law on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime, which severely threatens and unduly restricts the right to freedom of expression (both online and offline) and the rights to freedom of association[…]

Rights groups urge the US to call for the release of Bahraini hunger striker Dr Abduljalil AlSingace

17 January 2022 – Today, a coalition of 27 human rights organisation including the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Amnesty International and Committee to Protect Journalists have written to leaders in democratic countries including the the President Biden and the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The human rights organisations are calling for[…]

Open Letter to President Biden: The Summit for Democracy

Open Letter to President Biden                                                                                           December 6, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: On the eve of the Summit for Democracy, I am writing this open letter to you to propose a new and transformative path forward for the United States and[…]

The election of Mr Ahmed Al Raisi to the presidency of Interpol and the growing influence of the UAE over the organisation

  Mr Jürgen Stock Secretary General, INTERPOL 200 Quai Charles de Gaulle 69006 Lyon, France November 29, 2021   Dear Mr Jürgen Stock, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our deepest concern over the election of Mr Ahmed Al Raisi, the General Inspector of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Interior, to the[…]