UN Rapporteur on Countering Terrorism Visits Saudi Arabia

On 30 April 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism, Ben Emmerson, arrived in Saudi Arabia for a five-day visit—he left today, 4 May. During his visit, he sought “to provide assistance in the implementation of the country’s 2014 Penal Law for Terrorism and its[…]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: ID w/ SR Cultural Rights, SR Counterterrorism

On 6 March 2017, ADHRB’s Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. She participated in the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights and the Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism, delivering an oral intervention addressing the violations of cultural rights in the Gulf and recent[…]

State Department Releases 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Within its Country Report on Terrorism in Middle East and North Africa, the U.S. Department of State assesses the counterterror measures undertaken by Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in 2014. Key among these measures is the implementation of anti-terrorism laws intended to better facilitate the prosecution of terror offenses. In both countries, these laws have given[…]