Tag: Bidoon

Kuwaiti Government’s Crackdown on the Bidoon

Kuwaiti Government’s Crackdown on the Bidoon

Kuwait is home to one of the largest groups of stateless people in the world: the Bidoon. Bidoon is a literal translation of the Arabic word for ‘without’, as it refers to being without a state or nation. More than 100,000 Bidoon live in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti government purposely avoided […]

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Releases Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of Kuwait

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Releases Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of Kuwait

3 October 2019 – Last week, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) published its concluding observations on Kuwait’s initial report. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the Committee’s comments and holistic overview of the current status of the situation […]

ADHRB at HRC42 Raised Concerns Over Kuwait’s Failure to Implement Recommendations it Received During its 2nd Cycle UPR on Bidoon Stateless Persons

ADHRB at HRC42 Raised Concerns Over Kuwait’s Failure to Implement Recommendations it Received During its 2nd Cycle UPR on Bidoon Stateless Persons

Today, Americans for  Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral statement during the General Debate Item 6 concerning the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Kuwait. The country received several recommendations concerning human rights violations, especially about non-citizens and stateless persons, namely the bidoon, but has not implemented them […]