ADHRB at HRC40 expresses concern over cultural marginalization in Bahrain

1 March 2019 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention under Item 3 to the SR on Privacy and Cultural Rights during the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) raising serious concern over the targeting and denaturalization of religious leaders and systematical repression of Bahrains Baharna indigenous […]

UNESCO Will Host World Heritage Committee Session in Bahrain Despite Ongoing Cultural Discrimination

This weekend, on 24 June, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will begin their 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain. The session, which concludes on 4 July, is held yearly to discuss the management of existing World Heritage Sites and accept new nominations by countries. American’s for Democracy[…]

Saudi Arabia finalizes the destruction of al-Mosawara despite the UN’s denunciation

On 16 August, the last residential building in al-Mosawara was demolished by the Saudi authorities, after a process of flattening and relocation that started in mid-May, and which led to conflict between residents and security forces. The al-Mosawara neighborhood was a historic quarter in the Shia-majority town of al-Awamiyah, with a rich history, significant cultural[…]

Saudi siege of Awamiyah enters its third week

24 May 2017 – Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Saudi government’s ongoing military operation in the Eastern Province city of Awamiyah. In the course of the raid, Saudi authorities have blocked most of Awamiyah’s entry and exit points, effectively placing the area under siege. At least five people have been[…]

Spotlight on Bahrain’s Human Rights Record: Bahrain Undergoes 3rd Cycle UPR Review

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council conducted Bahrain’s 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review, in which states issued recommendations to the Government of Bahrain to improve its human rights record. Dozens of states gave recommendations that encompassed thematic issue areas ranging from improving religious freedom to halting executions, from strengthening women’s rights to protecting freedom of[…]