ADHRB at the Human Rights Council Drew Attention to the Bahraini Resistance for Democracy, Self Determination and Social Justice

Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council under General Debate of item 4 drawing attention to the requests for democracy, self determination and social justice pursued by the Bahraini people and the harsh repression subsequently implemented by the Kingdom.[…]

Election Tracker: Quasi-Governmental Election Monitor Accuses Critics of “Political Terrorism”

As Bahrain’s parliamentary elections approach amid escalating political repression, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be closely monitoring all updates until the vote on 24 November 2018. This blog series, Election Tracker, will follow developments and provide context on the upcoming elections. See the previous post on the continued judicial harassment[…]

In HRC39 Written Statement ADHRB Assesses Saudi Arabia’s Implementation of its UPR Commitments

Ahead of the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted written statement to the Council raising serious concerns about Saudi Arabia’s systematic human rights violations and its disregard of its previous Universal Periodic Review (UPR) commitments made in October 2013. Saudi Arabia[…]

US Urges Bahrain to end Reprisals against Nabeel Rajab, Sheikh Isa Qassim, Sheikh Ali Salman, and other Civil Society Leaders

31 August 2018 – The United Stated (US) Department of State says it has urged Bahrain to stop its attacks on civil society activists and political opposition leaders according to a communication issued earlier this month. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the State Department’s comments and urges it to publicly[…]

Bahrain Fails to Meet Key UN Goals for Sustainable Development, Evades NGO Questions

17 July 2018 – Yesterday, the Government of Bahrain presented a Voluntary National Review (VNR) of its efforts to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), claiming that the kingdom has made significant progress towards the 17 objectives laid out[…]