ADHRB at HRC38 condemns detention of women activists in Bahrain’s Isa Town Women’s Prison

On Monday 2 July, during the Item 8 General Debate on the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention calling attention to the plight of women activists detained in Bahrain’s Isa Town Women’s Prison. Many of the women were tortured, including through[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 raises concerns about ongoing torture in Bahrain despite UPR numerous recommendations

On Friday 29 June, during the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention during the Item 6 General Debate on behalf of ADHRB in which she criticized Bahrain’s lack of commitment to implementing its UPR recommendations, in particular recommendations on halting torture and ensuring accountability. Click here for[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Bahrain’s reprisals against activists for UPR engagement

On Thursday 15 March, during the Item 5 General Debate at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention on reprisals by states against human rights defenders and civil society activists for their work with the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, naming Ebtisam al-Saegh and Sayed Ahmed[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Reprisals on Women Activists in Bahrain

On 9 March 2018 during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s legal fellow Bridget Quitter delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB under the Item 3 General Debate. In her intervention, Quitter raised concerns over Bahrain’s targeting of women’s activists for reprisals, in particular Ebtisam al-Saegh. Click here for a PDF of[…]

HRC37 Intervention in Response to HC Zeid’s Speech on Bahrain

On Thursday 8 March 2018, ADHRB’s Director of Advocacy, Michael Payne, delivered an intervention during the Item 2 Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights in which he welcomed the High Commissioner’s continued efforts to highlight the human rights situation in Bahrain. Click here for a PDF of the intervention. Mr. High Commissioner,[…]