Living in Agony: The Long Term Effects of Torture in Bahrain

In Bahrain, much attention is paid to the victims of torture immediately after the event, but those same victims can sometimes be forgotten when new, equally horrible treatment against equally innocent people comes to light. This study attempts to rectify the issue, looking at the long-term effects of torture from victims that experienced their trauma[…]

ADHRB Submits reports on Bahrain’s fidelity to the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

On November 2022, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted three reports To the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) concerning the State of Bahrain’s fidelity to the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The first report focus on: Suppression of religious practices, Gatherings and associations, Judicial[…]

Report: Women’s rights in Bahrain… Postponed dreams

  This year, it will be fourteen years since the initial launch of Bahraini Women’s Day, a national occasion aimed at celebrating the progress of women’s rights and increased freedom in Bahrain. Despite the whitewashing by government institutions concerned with women’s rights such as the Supreme Council for Women, in reality, legislation remains discriminatory and[…]

Report: The reality of young convicts in the Dry Dock refutes what was stated in the new Restorative Justice Law

The Law on Restorative Justice and Protection of Children from Abuse was passed on 15 February 2021 and came into force on 18 August 2021. So far, the passage of the law seems futile and has not brought an end to the violations and ill-treatment of young convicts at Dry Dock. In this report, Americans[…]

Civil Society Report on the Implementation of Chapter II (Prevention) & Chapter III (Criminalization and Law Enforcement) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption In Bahrain

Introduction  The Kingdom of Bahrain signed and ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption (“UNCAC”) on February 8, 2005 and October 5, 2010, respectively. This report reviews and assesses Bahrain’s implementation of specific articles contained in Chapter II (Preventive Measures) and Chapter III (Criminalization and law enforcement) of the UNCAC. The report is intended as[…]