Mapping the Saudi State, Ch. 1: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice

* Best viewed in full screen mode. In Mapping the Saudi State, Chapter 1: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), ADHRB details the workings of the Saudi agency tasked with enforcing the public observance of the government’s interpretation of Islamic law. Through an interactive presentation and a comprehensive written[…]

ADHRB Publishes Report on Saudi Arabia’s Judiciary

10 March 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain is pleased to announce the publishing of a new report entitled The Pretense of Progress–a shadow report on the implementation of Saudi Arabia’s recommendations from the Special Rapporteur on the Judges and lawyers. The report is available for download here. The foreword of the report is available[…]

Mapping the Saudi State: An Introduction

*Best viewed in full screen mode Due to a lack of information, media outlets and international advocates for political reform in Saudi Arabia have often treated the various and competing bodies of the Saudi government as one uniform repressive machine. Without being able to differentiate between dissimilar agencies with divergent mandates, however, leaders are distanced[…]

ADHRB Assesses King Abdullah’s Reign and Need for Reform in Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Today, ADHRB released a report assessing the reign of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who died today after more than a decade of rule. Despite his adopted status as a reformer and peacemaker, King Abdullah’s reign was marked by deterioration in civil, political and human rights in the[…]