HRC40 Written Statement: The Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the GCC

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over the targeting of Human Rights Defenders in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Continue reading for the text of the statement or click here for a PDF.[…]

The Constant Violation of Human Rights in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a dark police state that regularly abuses human rights and represses its citizens. The UAE targets political opponents and activists, and criminalizes fundamental freedoms and basic human rights. The country also has a history of systematic torture, enforced disappearance, and arbitrary arrest, and women and migrant domestic workers continue[…]

UAE upholds Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence

31 December 2018 – Today, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Federal Supreme Court upheld prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence. As a result of the rejection of Mansoor’s appeal, he will serve out his prison sentence in the Emirates’ Al-Wathba prison, where he has been held in solitary confinement since his arrest[…]

The UAE has not taken steps to address torture, migrant rights, and restrictions on free expression: ADHRB at HRC39

On Monday 24 September, at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 6 General Debate. The intervention raised concerns about the United Arab Emirates’ continued violations of human rights and their refusal to implement their 2nd[…]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 39 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain Bahrain JUA 29 Mar 2018 BHR 3/2018 Mandates: arbitrary detention, freedom of opinion and expression, human rights defenders, health Alleged victims: 1 Information received concerning the ill-treatment and sentencing of Mr. Nabeel Rajab. “Serious concern is expressed at the sentencing of Mr. Rajab to two and five year prison sentences on the basis of[…]