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[…]

UAE: Appeal for UAE to release detained human rights activists ahead of Dubai Expo

Your highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, As the Expo Dubai 2020 opens for six months starting on 1 October 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the motto “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future through sustainability, mobility and opportunity”, we the undersigned call on the Emirati authorities to demonstrate their commitment to[…]

UN Calls on Bahrain to Investigate Violent Attack at Jau Prison and Release Dissidents

30 April 2021 – A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issue a statement today condemning “the use of unnecessary and disproportionate force” against a prisoners holding a “peaceful sit-in” at Bahrain’s Jau Prison on 17 April, calling for a “thorough and effective investigation”, for prisoners currently held incommunicado[…]

15 Rights Groups Urge Biden Administration to Place Human Rights “at the Centre” of US-Bahrain Foreign Policy

5 March 2021 – The Biden administration should act on the president’s campaign promises by restoring human rights “as a key feature of American diplomacy” in Bahrain and the wider Arab Gulf, in light of a dramatic deterioration in the country’s rights record during the previous U.S. administration, 15 human rights groups including the American[…]