ADHRB at HRC55 : We Ask For Accountability For Violations Instead of Promoting Impunity for Political Reasons

On 21st March 2024, ADHRB delivered an intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 55 under item 4 during the General debate. ADHRB urged the council to  ensure accountability prevails over political considerations in addressing human rights violations. We express deep concern over the United States’ unwavering support for countries with poor human[…]

Bahrain’s Struggle: Eroding Freedom of Expression, Peaceful Assembly, and Protest

The Bahraini government’s systematic suppression of freedom of expression, assembly, and peaceful protest is evident through a series of repressive laws and practices. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has highlighted these issues, particularly focusing on the political and civil isolation laws enacted in 2018. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights had covered before the consequences of[…]

Bahrain Suppresses Demonstrations Supporting Palestinians and Denouncing the Attack on Gaza

Since the start of the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip on 7 October 2023, demonstrations have continued in various Arab and international cities denouncing what UN experts described as a “genocide and ethnic cleansing”, to which defenseless civilians are subjected through the criminal bombing and ongoing Israeli massacres on the besieged Strip, which has[…]

UN Special Procedures Publishes Allegation Letter on Saudi Guardianship Laws

On 22 February 2019, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to education, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Chair Rapporteur of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in[…]

Diraz: A Community Under Siege

13 July 2016 – On 20 June, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior revoked the nationality of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shia community, rendering him stateless. In response, hundreds of demonstrators began a peaceful sit-in around Sheikh Qassim’s home in the village of Diraz, where he also preaches. Since then, the authorities have[…]