HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #5 on Bahrain

On 17 March 2017, Michael Payne, International Advocacy Officer for ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 5. In his intervention, he addressed some states’ persistent failure to constructively engage with national and international human rights mechanisms, including the Human Rights Council. Please continue reading for[…]

NGOs condemn Bahrain NIHR Statement on Executions

20 January 2017 – We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the position of the Bahrain National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) which, in a statement released earlier this week, supported the extrajudicial executions of torture victims Ali Al-Singace (21), Abbas Al-Samea (27) and Sami Mushaima (42). Ali, Abbas and Sami were executed on Sunday 15 January[…]

Structural flaws in Bahrain’s National Institution for Human Rights impact its report writing

Opposition group al-Wefaq expressed “deep disappointment” on the content of Bahrain’s National Institution for Human Rights’ annual report. In a statement, al-Wefaq alleged that the report’s content is “far from reality” and “has disregarded many of the blatant violations taking place” in Bahrain. The opposition group asserted that “impunity is the most significant issue missing[…]