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[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: the impact of state owned industries on the environment and health

6 March 2019 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes this opportunity at the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, during the Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Environment and on Housing to raise attention to the village of Ma’ameer in Bahrain. In the intervention ADHRB discusses the[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Ma’ameer and the Environment in Bahrain

On Monday 5 March, ADHRB’s Legal Fellow Bridget Quitter delivered an oral intervention during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on the right to food, and the environment. In her intervention, Quitter raised the effects of Bahrain’s vast industrial complex in the village of[…]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: ID w/ SR on Environment

On 9 March 2017, Jaffar Yahya delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. He participated in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Environment, delivering an oral intervention highlighting the issue of land reclamation in Bahrain and the effects that it has on the[…]