Rights Groups Letter to F1 CEO Ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix: 20 Years of Sportswashing

In a joint letter, 31 human rights organizations called on Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to investigate Bahrain’s human rights record and ensure that the global event does not turn into a means of whitewashing sports. The text of the message stated:   Dear Stefano Domenicali, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to renew our[…]

Participants in the Bahrain International Airshow 2018 should repudiate the kingdom’s human rights abuses

14 November 2018 – Today is the first day of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) which runs until Friday. We at Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) are concerned by the participation of a number of companies in the airshow, which may amount to implicit support for the Bahraini government. The government[…]

Art as Protest: Bahrain’s Formula 1 Grand Prix and the History of Protest Art

October is National Arts & Humanities Month in the United States. As a US-based organization, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) believes this month serves as a great opportunity to highlight the important role protest art has had in the history of peaceful protest in Arab Gulf countries. With this in mind,[…]

ADHRB and GCHR Side Event at #HRC38 Discusses Business and Human Rights

On Thursday 28 June, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event at the 38th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), in cooperation with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), CIVICUS, Amnesty International, and the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH). Michael Payne, ADHRB’s[…]

ADHRB Calls for Accountability and Human Rights Protection during the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain

6 April 2018 – In advance of the Formula One Grand Prix race in Sakhir, Bahrain on 8 April 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) wishes to draw attention to the human rights violations that have occurred during Formula One over the past years. ADHRB calls for Formula One to ensure[…]