ADHRB Welcomes Senator Paul’s Resolution of Disapproval for Proposed US Arms Sales to Bahrain

15 May 2019 – On 13 May 2019, Senator Rand Paul issued a resolution (S.J.Res 20) disapproving of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of “certain defense articles and services.” Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes this resolution and urges Congress to support halting all unconditional arms sales to[…]

Proposed Rights Restrictions on US Arm Sales could affect Saudi and Emirati Action in Yemen

On 25 March 2019, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dick Durbin (D-lL) introduced a bi-partisan bill (S.854) that would halt US arm sales to countries that “engage in human rights abuses, commit war crimes, or have ties to extremist groups.” If passed, this bill would significantly impact the trajectory of the war in Yemen, a[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: concerns Bahrain will use economic aid for repression

28 February 2019 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes this opportunity to make an intervention for the Ítem 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with SR on Food and Foreign Debt during the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). During her speech, Margaret McIntyre asked the Rapporteur what steps countries like Bahrain should take[…]

Saudi Arabia Dishes Out Aid to Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen as PR Stunt

On 30 October 2018, documents concerning an agreement made between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and Saudi Arabia regarding humanitarian aid were leaked. The Guardian reported that foreign aid from Saudi Arabia came with so many strings attached that it could be considered ‘paid publicity’. While all states[…]

Breaking News: US Senate Blocks Resolution on Bahrain Arms Sales

15 November 2018 – Today, the United States Senate voted 77 to 21 to discharge S. J. Res. 65, a joint resolution introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), therefore blocking Senators from voting to prohibit US arms sales to Bahrain. This move by Senate leadership paves the way for further arms sales to Bahrain despite[…]