ADHRB submitted a written statement to the Human Rights Council on UAE’s human rights abuses

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) put forth a written statement to the Human Rights Council. The submission addresses human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), particularly violations of free expression, unlawful arrests, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention following unfair trials, and torture. The submission furthermore  condemned the UAE involvement in[…]

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 its citizens, including the protection[…]

Former UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Lack of Concern Over Disappeared Dubai Princess Has Implications for Enforced Disappearances

On 24 February 2018, 32-year-old Emirati princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum fled her residence for India in an effort to escape abuse at the hands of her father, Dubai ruler and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Despite planning her escape for seven years, she was captured and deported[…]

Bahrain Again Postpones Appeal of Military Conviction of Civilians, Verdict Expected in February

The Bahraini government announced on 31 January 2018 that the Military High Court of Appeal has yet again postponed the case of 13 men convicted by the Military High Court on 25 December 2017. After appeal hearings on 10, 14, and 31 January, the case is now adjourned to 21 February, when the court is expected to[…]