HRC37 Intervention on Torture of HRDs and Political Activists in Bahrain

On 9 March 2018 at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Michael Payne, ADHRB’s Director of Advocacy, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 General Debate on torture and ill-treatment against political activists and human rights defenders in Bahrain. In his intervention, Payne raised the cases of rights defenders Nabeel Rajab, Dr.[…]

Response to Bahrain’s High Level Statement at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), following the statement made today during the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council by Bahrain’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Abdulla Faisal al-Doseri, is concerned with Bahrain’s continued lack of genuine commitment for promoting and protecting international human rights. Mr. al-Doseri took the opportunity during[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Increasing Repression and the UPR Process

On 21 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Executive Director, Husain Abdulla, delivered an oral intervention during Bahrain’s 3rd Cycle UPR review. In his intervention, Abdulla highlighted how the Bahraini government has increased its repression since suppressing the 2012 pro-democracy movement, in particular the detention and abuse of human rights[…]

A Summary of the UN Committee Against Torture’s Review of Bahrain

On 20 March and 24 March 2017, Bahrain was reviewed by the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland. A Bahraini government delegation led by Assistant to the Foreign Minister, Abdulla bin Faisal bin Jabur al-Doseri, updated the UN Committee on Bahrain’s efforts to implement the Convention Against Torture (CAT), which it acceded to in[…]