UAE: One year on, award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s whereabouts remain unknown

20 March 2018  – The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should reveal the whereabouts of prominent human rights defender and citizen-journalist Ahmed Mansoor and release him immediately and unconditionally, over two dozen human rights organizations said today. He is being held for his peaceful human rights work. 20 March 2018 marks one year[…]

HRC37 Intervention on the UAE’s failure to Implement its UPR Recommendations

On Monday 19 March, ADHRB’s Saudi Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 6 General Debate. The intervention addressed the United Arab Emirates’ refusal to implement its free expression-, free assembly-, and free association-related Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations, and[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Cybersurveillance and Cyber Attacks on Bahraini and Emirati Activists

On Tuesday 6 March, at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s legal fellow, Bridget Quitter delivered an intervention during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on privacy and sale of children. In her intervention, she raised the Bahraini and Emirati government’s use of cyber technology to spy on their citizens,[…]

HRC Written Statement: GCC Free Expression and the Qatar Crisis

On the occasion of the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB submitted a written statement to the Council marking increased attacks on free expression throughout the Arab Gulf states following the outbreak of the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar. GCC Free Expression and the Qatar Crisis Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)[…]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 36 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain BHR 4/2017 JUA 17 March 2017 Mandates: Arbitrary Detention, Executions, Freedom of opinion and expression, Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Human Rights Defenders, Torture Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, inhumane and degrading treatment, as well as treatment amounting to torture, of Mr. Sayed Nazar Naama Baqer Ali Yusuf[…]