Analysis of the Fifth Annual Report of the Bahraini National Institution for Human Rights

Introduction and Summary Click here for the full analysis. On 28 March 2018, Bahrain’s National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR; also referred to as the B-NIHR and BNIHR) submitted its 2017 annual report “on the Progress Achieved in the Human Rights Situation” to the king. It is the NIHR’s fifth annual report since its establishment[…]

ADHRB’s Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for Bahrain’s List of Issues Prior to Reporting

Ahead of Bahrain’s review by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations (UN) body that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted an advance report for the List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR)[…]

Sectarian Discrimination and Extremism in Bahrain’s Security Forces: Questions for US Policy

Is the United States arming extremism in Bahrain? New evidence suggests that Bahrain’s military has directly propagated sectarian hate speech – yet the Trump administration has dropped reform conditions and authorized new multibillion-dollar arms deals for the kingdom. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain’s white paper, Sectarian Discrimination and Extremism in Bahrain’s Security Forces:[…]

Bahrain’s Forgotten Workers: A Status Report on Labor Discrimination and Forced Dismissals since 2011

[flipbook pdf=”https://www.adhrb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ADHRB_Bahrains-Forgotten-Workers.pdf”] On 13 June 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reviewed progress made by the Government of Bahrain toward rectifying outstanding complaints of labor discrimination, implementing the two associated Tripartite Agreements of 2012 and 2014, and generally adhering to international standards for protecting the rights of workers. It found that the Bahraini authorities have[…]

Hollow Words, Empty Reforms: Saudi Arabia’s Effective Refusal to Reform Women’s Rights

[flipbook pdf=”https://www.adhrb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017.6.8_ADHRB_Hollow-Words_SaudiWomenRights_Web.pdf”]   Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is pleased to release Hollow Words, Empty Reforms: Saudi Arabia’s Effective Refusal to Reform Women’s Rights, a report assessing the impact of recent economic, legislative, and societal developments on the rights of women in Saudi Arabia. See the introduction to the report below, and click here to[…]