HASC Commissions Report on Security in Bahrain

Today, The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016 by a vote of 60-2.  Within the NDAA Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was successful in introducing an amendment that would commission a report from the Department of Defense (DoD) on potential threats to members of the Armed Forces[…]

End Reprisals against Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain. On 4 April, the Bahrain Public Prosecution Office renewed Mr. Rajab’s pretrial detention for a further 15 days. We call on the Bahraini authorities to immediately and[…]

ADHRB, Formula One Reach Agreement on Human Rights Framework for Bahrain

Press Release 10 April 2015 For Immediate Release Following Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain’s (ADHRB) successful mediation of a complaint to the United Kingdom National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises—concerning Formula One Management’s lack of due diligence considerations regarding possible human rights impact in Bahrain—Formula One has committed itself[…]

Sacrifice to the State – Capital Punishment in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

In 2014, around 72% of the world’s recorded executions took place in the Gulf.  Despite global trends moving away from capital punishment, countries like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have demonstrated a renewed commitment to the death penalty. Saudi Arabia, the third most prolific executioner in the world, has not only failed to reduce its use[…]

ADHRB Joins NGO Letter to the EU Concerning the Arrest of Nabeel Rajab

On 7 April 2015, a coalition of NGOs including Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), the Bahrain Center for Rights and Democracy (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Center for Rights and Democracy[…]