HRC32: ADHRB calls attention to human rights violations in sporting events

On June 28, ADHRB associate Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 10.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Esteemed Panelists, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain welcomes this opportunity to address the Council on[…]

ADHRB Files OECD Complaint over Sheikh Salman FIFA Candidacy

10 February 2016 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) filed a complaint with the Swiss Government’s National Contact Point for the OECD[1] Guidelines against FIFA[2] regarding Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa’s candidacy for the FIFA Presidency. The complaint alleges that, in allowing Sheikh Salman to stand for the Presidency, FIFA violated[…]

Confederation of African Football endorses Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa gained a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received the endorsement of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Friday February 5th 2016. The 54-nation body of the CAF endorsed Sheikh Salman unanimously. Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa is a member of Bahrain’s royal[…]

ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla Interview on Talk Nation

In an interview with David Swanson, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain Executive Director Husain Abdulla highlighted US interests as the reason for its silence on human rights abuses, including oil, military operations, and a US relationship with Saudi Arabia, which currently interferes extensively in Bahrain. Mr. Abdulla also spoke about ADHRB’s campaign of[…]

NGOS Submit Evidence Linking Sheikh Salman to Human Rights Abuses to FIFA Ethics Committee

3 November 2015, Washington, D.C. – NGOs today submitted evidence to the FIFA Electoral, Ethics and Reform Committee’s challenging the candidacy of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa to the presidency of the world football organization. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) contend that Sheikh Salman[…]