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ADHRB at HRC: Children Face Abuses in the Hands of the Bahraini Government

ADHRB at HRC: Children Face Abuses in the Hands of the Bahraini Government

On March 7, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Mr. Ali Ahmed al-Jazeeri delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR during the Item 3 Clustered Debate on Violence Against Children, and the Rights of the Child. Mr. al-Jazeeri addressed the abuses that children […]

Human Rights Professor Recommends Reforms for Qatar’s Kafala System

Human Rights Professor Recommends Reforms for Qatar’s Kafala System

Professor of migration, human rights and ethics at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies’ (QFIS) Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Rajai Jureidini, has urged employers to provide migrant workers with actual meals rather than monetary food allowances. Given Qatar’s high cost of living, the monthly stipend many workers […]

Security forces threaten to end Dry Dock Prison hunger strike by force

Security forces threaten to end Dry Dock Prison hunger strike by force

Detainees at Bahrain’s Dry Dock Prison reported that prison officers threatened to use force to stop their collective hunger strike. The prisoners launched a hunger strike in response to the ongoing abuse and mistreatment by prison authorities. In addition, prisoners are also demanding that the glass barriers, which prevent prisoners […]

ADHRB at HRC: Persons With Disabilities Face Discrimination in the GCC

ADHRB at HRC: Persons With Disabilities Face Discrimination in the GCC

On March 4, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne participated in an Item 3 Clustered Debate on Persons with Disabilities. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF . Mr. Vice President, Americans for Democracy […]

Bahrain’s Ongoing Detention of Political Activists

Bahrain’s Ongoing Detention of Political Activists

On February 25, 2016, the Index on Censorship called for the immediate release of imprisoned political activist Ebrahim Sharif, after a Bahraini court convicted Sharif of inciting hatred. The court acquitted the former Secretary-General of National Democratic Action Society on charges of promoting the toppling of the government. The court […]