Bahrain Fails to Meet Key UN Goals for Sustainable Development, Evades NGO Questions

17 July 2018 – Yesterday, the Government of Bahrain presented a Voluntary National Review (VNR) of its efforts to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), claiming that the kingdom has made significant progress towards the 17 objectives laid out[…]

ADHRB finds that Bahrain is in Near-Total Violation of the ICCPR

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted an assessment of Bahrain’s compliance with its treaty obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) for consideration by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee during the kingdom’s first review, which began on 2 July 2018. The report evaluates Bahrain’s adherence[…]

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: the Durban Declaration and Saudi’s Action in Awamiyah

On 20 June 2017, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention under Item 9 at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of ADHRB. In his intervention, Pry expressed concern over Saudi Arabia’s continued violation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action by discriminating against its Shia minority population, particularly concerning[…]

HRC35 Item 2 Oral Intervention: Bahrain Authorities Violently Raid Duraz Protests

On 7 June 2017 at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s international advocacy officer, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the Item 2 debate. In his intervention, he discussed the Bahraini authorities’ violent raid on the peaceful protesters in Duraz. In the raid, Bahraini security[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Extrajudicial and Summary Executions in Bahrain

  On 6 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention during the 35th session of the Human Rights Councils’ Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy. In his[…]