Bahrain’s Pro-Democracy Movement in Ireland

21 March 2019 – Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement has evolved into a borderless campaign, one that has garnered political support across the globe through citizens’ initiatives, NGO campaigns, and government-sanctioned policy plans. The level of attention evidenced by the people of Ireland to the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, a country thousands of miles away,[…]

Secretary Pompeo Fails to Publicly Address Human Rights Issues During Bahrain Visit

15 January 2019 – On 8 January 2019, United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarked on a week-long trip to the Middle East and Arab Gulf, where he met with various leaders and high-level officials to discuss critical regional issues. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is deeply disappointed with[…]

Former UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Lack of Concern Over Disappeared Dubai Princess Has Implications for Enforced Disappearances

On 24 February 2018, 32-year-old Emirati princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum fled her residence for India in an effort to escape abuse at the hands of her father, Dubai ruler and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Despite planning her escape for seven years, she was captured and deported[…]

As Expected, Bahrain’s Parliamentary Elections Were Neither Free Nor Fair

26 November 2018 – This past weekend, on 24 November 2018, Bahrain held elections for the 40 seats of the lower house of parliament. As expected, these elections occurred with severe restrictions placed on civil and political society by the Bahraini government. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns Bahrain’s sham[…]

Not Free, Not Fair: Bahrain’s 2018 Parliamentary Elections

19 June 2018 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in cooperation with Amnesty International, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Index on Censorship, CIVICUS, PEN International, Human Rights Watch, the Gulf Centre for Human[…]