ADHRB Cautiously Optimistic after Government of Bahrain Invites Opposition to Resume Talks

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) responded with cautious optimism to an announcement by the Government of Bahrain today that the King of Bahrain has invited opposition parties to resume stalled talks on political reforms. According to Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority, the directive authorizes the justice ministry to invite representatives from Bahrain’s[…]

ADHRB Condemns Decision by Bahrain Appeals Court to Uphold Convictions of 13 Activists

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns a decision by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to uphold convictions against 13 prominent activists. The court’s decision eliminates any prospect that the activists will have their convictions overturned, unless they receive a pardon by the king–an unlikely prospect. The 13 are part of a group of 20[…]

Past Event: The Government Parties While the People Protest: Rally Planned for Bahrain National Day Event – Wednesday, December 12 at 6pm

ADHRB, in conjunction with Freedom House, will hold a protest Wednesday, December 12 to highlight the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain. The protest will take place at 6pm at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, located at 1150 22nd Street NW in Washington, D.C.. The Ritz-Carlton has served as the site of the Government of Bahrain’s National[…]

On International Human Rights Day, ADHRB Calls for Greater Human Rights Protections in Bahrain

Sixty-four years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)—a document consisting of 30 articles which articulate internationally-accepted human rights principles. The UDHR represents a global commitment to protect and promote human rights, and its provisions have been incorporated into several subsequent human rights treaties. Each year, the[…]

One Year Later, Implementation of BICI Recommendations Remains Stagnant

One year after the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) issued a series of recommendations on human rights and accountability reforms, ADHRB is disappointed to note that very little progress has actually been made to improve the human rights situation in Bahrain. In its publication issued last week on the status of implementation of the[…]