HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to discrimination against female Bedoon pop. in GCC

On 20 September, Erin Sigmon, Advocacy Assistant at ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention under the Panel Discussion on Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls at the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Esteemed Panelists, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights[…]

Why Does Kuwait Want Your DNA?

The Government of Kuwait is preparing to enact a law passed last year that would require all residents and visitors of the country to submit DNA samples. The DNA will be stored in a facility operated by the General Department of Criminal Evidence for an unknown range of potential applications. The international human rights and[…]

HRC33 Event Summary: Bidoon, the plight of stateless persons in the GCC

15 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy (BIRD), together with a larger group of NGO sponsors, organized a panel event entitled “Bidoon: The Plight of Stateless Persons in the GCC.” The event was held in parallel to the 33rd Session[…]

An Overview of ADHRB Engagement at the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

From 29 February to 24 March, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) took part in the 31st Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva to raise awareness of human rights violations in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. During the Session, ADHRB met[…]

ADHRB at HRC: GCC Discrimination Against Stateless Persons

On March 21, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Diam Abou-Diab delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy and & Human Rights in Bahrain and Alsalam Foundation during the Item 9 General Debate in which she addressed the Durban Declaration and expressed concern regarding the Gulf Cooperation Countries’[…]