Women’s rights in Kuwait: a road full of obstacles

The women’s rights situation in Kuwait is similar to that of other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, where the male guardianship system limits women’s autonomy to make decisions about their lives. Discrimination against women in Kuwait is well reflected in the country’s two personal status laws (PSLs) codified in 1984 and 2019. Laws that regulate[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 Raises Concerns about Women’s Rights and Executions in Saudi Arabia

On Thursday 28 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ali Adubisi delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights under Agenda Item 5. The Director of the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), he spoke about the ongoing human rights[…]

CEDAW Review Shows Limits of Saudi Arabia’s Gender Policies

15 March 2018 – On Friday 9 March, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) released its concluding observations on Saudi Arabia’s third and fourth periodic review. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the findings of CEDAW in regards to Saudi Arabia. While acknowledging that Saudi Arabia has[…]

Saudi Foreign Minister Addresses UN HRC, Ignores Rights Abuses

27 February 2018 – Today Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, delivered remarks at the 37th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva during the high-level segment. In his speech, al-Jubeir raised Saudi Arabia’s efforts to fight terrorism around the world as one of the kingdom’s highest priorities. He also[…]

HRC35 Item 8 Oral Intervention: Bahrain Continues to Violate Vienna Declaration re: Rights of Women

On Monday 19 June 2017 during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 8 general debate. In her intervention, Moussawi raised the issue of Bahrain’s failure to live up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action’s, particularly concerning the rights[…]