Rights Groups Letter to F1 CEO Ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix: 20 Years of Sportswashing

In a joint letter, 31 human rights organizations called on Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to investigate Bahrain’s human rights record and ensure that the global event does not turn into a means of whitewashing sports. The text of the message stated:   Dear Stefano Domenicali, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to renew our[…]

Bahraini activists commemorate the 12th anniversary of the democratic movement in Bahrain, with participation from British parliamentarians

On 7 February, On the 12th anniversary of the democratic movement in Bahrain, Bahraini opposition activists held an event in the halls of the British Parliament, with British parliamentarians, Bahraini opposition activists living in London, and human rights activists from several organizations in attendance. The event was conducted by Husain Abdulla, the executive director of[…]

As Universal Periodic Review and elections approach, NGOs call for prisoners of conscience to be released

 At an event on 28 September 2022 during the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 51st session, human rights NGOs called for UN member states to help secure the immediate release of detained human rights defenders and other prisoners of conscience in Bahrain. The event was organised by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain[…]

Press Release: Tools of Repression in the UAE

If you would like to watch the full event, you can do so here. 1 July 2021, At an online-streamed event, which was held on June 29th, high-level panelists, including academic Matthew Hedges, shed light on the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) “Tools of repression” in a global economic and political context. Aimed at uncovering the[…]

Event: Justice for Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings in Bahrain

Today, 16 December, the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) held a webinar in commemoration of Martyr’s Day in Bahrain. The event, entitled ‘Justice for Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings’, focused on commemorating those who have lost their lives at the hand of the Bahraini government and to condemn extrajudicial killings, as well as[…]