HRC38 Written Statement: Violations of International Humanitarian Law in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Coalition Allies

Ahead of the 38th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the UN HRC raising serious concerns about violations of international humanitarian law by Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies in Yemen. Read the statement below or click[…]

British Lawyers Calling for Saudi Arabia to be removed from the UN Human Rights Council

Although Saudi Arabia’s seat on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council does not expire until 2019, several British lawyers have recently launched a campaign calling for the kingdom’s removal from the Council. The two lawyers, Rodney Dixon QC and Lord Kenneth Donald John Macdonald said that the removal of Saudi Arabia would “act as[…]

ADHRB Welcomes Appointment of Experts on UN Yemen Panel

On 4 December 2017, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein announced his official appointments for the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. The members are Kamel Jendoubi of Tunisia, who will serve as chairperson, Melissa Parke of Australia, and Charles Garraway of the United Kingdom. The Group’s establishment[…]

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Panel on Unilateral Coercive Measures

On 14 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate Tyler Pry delivered an oral intervention during the Panel on Unilateral Coercive Measures. In the intervention, Pry raised concerns over the Saudi-led Coalition’s air and sea blockade of Yemen and airstrikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure. Please continue reading for[…]

HRC36 Saudi Oral Intervention: Item 3 Intervention with SR on Unilateral Coercive Measures

On 14 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s legal officer delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures. The intervention raised concerns over the Saudi-led Coalition’s total air and sea blockade on Yemen, which has destroyed Yemen’s economy and caused[…]