ADHRB at HRC39 calls for the integration of the Shia Baharna in Bahrain’s security forces

On Wednesday 12 September at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the use of mercenaries. In the intervention, ADHRB raised the issue of sectarian discrimination and foreign recruitment in Bahrain’s[…]

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, ADHRB Calls for an End to Discrimination against Indigenous People in Bahrain

9 August 2018 – Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls on Bahrain to end all forms of discrimination against its native populations, including the Baharna and Ajam indigenous groups. According to the United Nations, indigenous people are arguably one of the[…]

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, ADHRB calls on Bahrain to end Prejudice against Ethnoreligious Groups

21 March 2018 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as established by the United Nations, calling on all countries to combat hate and prejudice. Specifically, ADHRB takes this opportunity to call on the Government of Bahrain to address the kingdom’s[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Dialogue with the Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples

On 20 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples. In his intervention, al-Hoori drew attention to the longstanding issue of discrimination against Bahrain’s indigenous majority, Baharna population. He specifically drew attention[…]

HRC35 Item 6 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Refusal to Implement UPR Recommendations

On 19 June 2017, ADHRB Advocacy Associate Tyler Pry delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 6 debate during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In his intervention, Pry raised concerns over Bahrain’s failure to implement its past UPR recommendations, including concerning freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the[…]