ADHRB raises concerns ahead of Kuwait’s 3rd cycle UPR over the bidoon, torture, free expression, and free assembly

Ahead of Kuwait’s Third Cycle Universal Periodic Review in January 2020, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted an NGO submission. Our submission covered concerns over rights violations of non-citizens and stateless persons, in particular the bidoon; concerns over the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association; concerns over women’s rights[…]

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 and it is still violating[…]

ADHRB holds side event at HRC42 on Kuwait’s UPR and the plight of the bidoon

On 12 September 2019, at the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) held a side event panel examining the State of Kuwait’s fidelity to the recommendations it received under its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In particular, the panelists, Lisa[…]

HRC42 Written Statement: Kuwait’s UPR: Systematic Human Rights violations and the ongoing targeting of the Bidoon.

Ahead of the 42nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council to raise concerns over Kuwait’s human rights violations, especially against bidoon and stateless persons’ rights, and its upcoming third cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Continue reading below for the[…]

Kuwait’s Bidoon Targeted by Security Officials

In recent months, the Kuwaiti government has amped up its targeting and harassment of its bidoon population – a stateless Arab minority. Kuwait is home to over 100,000 bidoon who face hurdles accessing government documentation, employment opportunities, healthcare, and education. In 1986, the Kuwaiti government branded the bidoon population as “illegal residents,” despite most being[…]