ADHRB Calls for Urgent Human Rights Reform at Bahrain’s UN Development Review

16 July 2018 – During today’s Voluntary National Review of Bahrain’s progress toward the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in collaboration with Habitat International Coalition of the Housing and Land Rights[…]

ADHRB Welcomes UN Rights Experts’ Call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Activists

29 June 2018 – Two days ago, nine United Nations Special Rapporteurs released a joint statement urging Saudi Arabia to immediately release several women’s right defenders arrested for their activism throughout the kingdom in late May 2018. In their statement, these independent human rights experts condemned the arrests and iterated their concerns over the continued[…]

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Travels the US Amid Rights Abuses

In mid-March, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (often referred to by his initials, MbS), wrapped up a trip the United Kingdom and traveled to the United States (US) for a two-week visit starting Monday, 19 March. MbS’s visit comes at a time when he is attempting to bring desperately needed social reforms to[…]

HRC 37 Intervention on Foreign Debt and Bahrain

On 1 March 2018 at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, ADHRB delivered an intervention during the Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Foreign Debt. In the intervention, ADHRB raised concerns that other GCC states, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were financially supporting Bahrain in[…]

After the Corruption Purge Saudi Royals Will See Rise in Allowances

Starting on 4 November 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) arrested over 200 high profile princes, officials, and businessmen in an anti-corruption purge and detained them at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. After holding them for three months without trial or charge, MBS released over 100 detainees. However, in order to secure[…]