NGOs call for human rights abuses to be addressed in the forthcoming EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting

18 July 2016 – With the 25th European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (EU-GCC) Ministerial meeting set to take place in Brussels on 18 July 2016, we, the undersigned organisations, call on Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, as well as the ministers of EU member states, to[…]

European Parliament adopts an urgency resolution condemning Bahraini authorities’ crackdown on civil society and political opposition

08 July 2016 – Brussels, Belgium – Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted, with a large majority, a resolution condemning recent human rights abuses performed by Bahraini authorities, and strongly called for an end to the ongoing repression against the country’s human rights defenders, political opposition and civil society. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) called for[…]

MEPs send a letter to EU Representative on the re-arrest of Nabeel Rajab and the current situation in Bahrain

Dear HR/VP Federica Mogherini, Nabeel Rajab, the prominent human rights defender and President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), has been arrested once again by Bahraini authorities on Monday June 13th, and has since been kept in solitary confinement. Nabeel was last released from prison in July 2015 following a European Parliament resolution[…]

ADHRB Welcomes Open Letter to EU High Representative Concerning Mohamed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), together with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahraini Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Justice Human Rights Organisation (JHRO), welcome the open letter sent to the[…]

MEPs write to the EU High Representative to follow-up on the human rights situation in Bahrain

14 March 2016, Brussels – The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Justice Human Rights Organization (JHRO), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) welcome the letter sent to the EU’s High Representative Ms Federica[…]