Event Summary: Combating Migrant Labor Abuses & Ending Human Trafficking in the Gulf

8 July, 2014—Washington, D.C. —Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in conjunction with the Solidarity Center of the AFL-CIO, hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill  titled “Modern Day Slavery: What the U.S. Government and the International Community Can Do to Combat Migrant Labor Abuse and End Human Trafficking in the Gulf.” The[…]

Event Summary: Slaving Away: Migrant Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the Gulf

Tuesday, 17 June, 2014—Geneva, Switzerland—Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted an event alongside the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council titled, “Slaving Away: Migrant Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the Gulf.” The event, which focused on migrant labor rights and human trafficking in the Gulf Cooperation Council[…]

Why Bahrain is a Key Talking Point in U.S.-Saudi Bilateral Meetings

President Obama traveled to Riyadh today to meet with King Abdullah seeking a “rapprochement with an aggrieved Arab ally whose interests are increasingly at odds with its key western backer.” Initial reports from the bilateral discussions largely focus on mending U.S. and Saudi disagreements over Syria and Iran. Notably lacking from the conversation is any[…]

Three Years after the Invasion, Saudi Forces Must Leave Bahrain

Three years ago today, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) forces entered Bahrain at the request of the government to help suppress the popular protest movement that began on 14 February 2011. As Saudi-led tanks rolled across the causeway into Bahrain, the government justified the international intervention by saying Bahrain was being threatened by “external forces”, in[…]

27 Experts Call on President Obama to Discuss Reform in Bahrain during Saudi Visit

On 10 March 2014, 27 experts sent a letter to United States President Barack Obama urging him to address the growing crisis in Bahrain with counterparts in Saudi Arabia during his upcoming visit to the country. Please continue reading for the full letter or click here for a PDF. — Dear President Obama, We are writing to[…]