US ambassador praises UAE’s vision despite structural restrictions on freedoms

Speaking in Dubai, the US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates praised the UAE for its efforts in the global fight against terrorism. Ambassador Barbara Leaf stated that the UAE’s valuable contribution in the fight against extremism went beyond military involvement, as the Emirates offer “a counter to that very dark vision that Daesh perpetuates.”[…]

ADHRB Responds to High Commissioner Zeid’s Remarks on Bahrain

Mr. High Commissioner, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, with the support of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, thank you for raising your concerns regarding the continued arbitrary arrest, revocation of citizenship and deportation of political opposition, journalists and civil society members in Bahrain.[…]

Event Summary: “Bahrain’s Stalled Path to Reform”

On 16 November 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a panel discussion at the US Capitol entitled “Bahrain’s Stalled Path to Reform.” The event coincided with the release of ADHRB’s newest report, Shattering the Façade: A Report on Bahrain’s Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Recommendations Four[…]

Attacks on Muharram Ceremonies in Bahrain

29 October 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the Government of Bahrain’s recent violations of the Shia community’s right to religious freedom as they commemorate Muharram and the day of Ashoura. Since the beginning[…]

Michael Payne Delivers Item 5 Intervention at HRC28

[youtube][/youtube] On 18 March, ADHRB Advocacy Associate, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention at the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 5 on human rights in Bahrain. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط  هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي ### Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation, together with Americans for[…]