Tag: Diraz

UN HRC Adopts Resolution Highlighting Role of Environmental Human Rights Activists

UN HRC Adopts Resolution Highlighting Role of Environmental Human Rights Activists

On 21 March 2019, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) unanimously brought to attention the important role of environmental human rights defenders by adopting a strong consensus resolution which legitimized the work of these activists. The HRC reaffirmed the need for states to protect the international rights of […]

HRC37 Intervention on Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

HRC37 Intervention on Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

On Friday 2 March during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion. In his intervention, al-Hoori called attention to the Government of Bahrain’s structural discrimination against its Shia majority […]

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

**Update: It has been confirmed by multiple sources that Sheikh Isa Qassim has been admitted to a private hospital for emergency medical care. He remains in serious condition, and at risk of forced deportation due to the government’s decision to arbitrarily revoke his citizenship. On Sunday 26 November, doctors visited […]