ADHRB at HRC41 condemns the Systematic Targeting of Activists in Bahrain

On Wednesday 26 June, during the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on peaceful assembly and association. In the intervention, ADHRB raised concerns about the widespread targeting of activists speaking up against the[…]

UN HRC Adopts Resolution Highlighting Role of Environmental Human Rights Activists

On 21 March 2019, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) unanimously brought to attention the important role of environmental human rights defenders by adopting a strong consensus resolution which legitimized the work of these activists. The HRC reaffirmed the need for states to protect the international rights of its citizens, including the protection[…]

ADHRB at the UN : the export of Jordanian mercenaries to GCC countries

14 March 2019 – During the Item 6 UPR Outcome Review for Jordan, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) along with the Iraqi Development Organization (IDO) took the opportunity to deliver an oral intervention expressing concern over ongoing human rights violations within the kingdom. Ms. Margaret McIntyre, speaking on behalf of IDO[…]

Oman Detains Two Activists as Sultanate Continues to Silence Critics

In October, Oman’s Internal Security Service (ISS) detained two activists in an apparent attempt to silence them. Journalist Sultan Al-Maktoumi was detained 23 October 2018; it was presumed that he was detained to control his criticism ahead of Israel’s Prime Minister’s visit to Oman a few days later. Just a few days later, online activist[…]