A Review of the Rapporteur on Countering Terrorism’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

From 30 April to 4 May 2017, Ben Emmerson, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on promoting and protecting human rights while countering terrorism, undertook an official country visit to Saudi Arabia. Upon the conclusion of his visit, he criticized Saudi Arabia’s counter-terror framework as overly restrictive and vague – a mechanism that allows authorities[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 calls attention to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing discrimination against Shia

On Tuesday 3 July 2018, at the 38th session of United Nations Human Rights Council and during the Item 9 General Debate on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate called attention to Saudi Arabia’s continued discrimination against its Shia community, in particular through its use of bogus counter-terror charges to sentenced[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 calls attention to Saudi Arabia’s Upcoming 3rd Cycle UPR and Continuing Abuses

On Friday 29 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention during the Item 6 General Debate, calling attention to Saudi Arabia’s upcoming 3rd cycle Universal Periodic Review, and noting that this is an optimal environment for states to engage and address systematic, widespread,[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 Raises Concerns about Women’s Rights and Executions in Saudi Arabia

On Thursday 28 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ali Adubisi delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights under Agenda Item 5. The Director of the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), he spoke about the ongoing human rights[…]

HRC38 Event – From Yemen to the Eastern Province: Saudi Arabia’s Regional and Domestic Rights Abuses

On Thursday 21 June, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in cooperation with Amnesty International, the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, AlQst, the European Centre for Democracy and Human[…]