The Basis of Brutality: Torture in Saudi Arabia

17 September 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) are pleased to announce the publishing of a new report entitled The Basis of Brutality, which examines the Saudi government’s adherence to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading[…]

Apart in Their Own Land II: Shia Discrimination in Bahrain

15 September 2015 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) are pleased to announce the publishing of a new report entitled Apart in Their Own Land, Vol. II—a report on official and unofficial forms of discrimination[…]

Fundamentally Flawed: Bahrain’s Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission

2 September 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) today published a report on the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission (PDRC) in Bahrain. The PDRC is a UK trained body as part of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) assistance programme to[…]

ADHRB Sends Report on Kuwaiti Human Rights to UN

20 August 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with the Kuwait Watch for Human Rights Organization, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights (UN-CCPR) concerning Kuwait’s failure to implement key provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Kuwait acceded to[…]

Mapping the Saudi State Chapter 5: The National Guard

*Best viewed in full-screen mode. In Mapping the Saudi State, Chapter 5: The National Guard, ADHRB studies the light army that the Saudi government has organized to quell internal unrest and prevent coups d’état. Tracing its origins back to the radical Ikhwan fighters who helped solidify King Abdulaziz’s control of the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi Arabian[…]