On International Human Rights Day, Systematic Abuses Persist in the GCC

11 December 2017 – Yesterday, 10 December 2017, marked International Human Rights Day, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In honor of this occasion, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) reiterates our call for all governments around the world to protect and promote fundamental human rights[…]

UN Human Rights Experts Communicate “Grave Concerns” over Bahrain

5 September 2017 – Today, seven Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) released two recent communications sent to the Government of Bahrain raising concerns about ongoing human rights abuses. These communications addressed allegations of widespread thematic abuses, including violations of the right to life, the right not to be subjected to[…]

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

On 21 March 2017, Ebrahim Demestani delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 9 and the Durban Declaration on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. In his intervention, Demestani[…]

UN Experts Condemn Bahrain Assault on Shia

16 August 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland – A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on the Kingdom of Bahrain to halt its ongoing persecution of Shia Muslims in the country. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain thanks the UN experts for their attention to the issue, and joins them in[…]

Continued Crackdown on Clerics and Freedom of Religion and Assembly

27 July 2016 – The Bahraini government has intensified state restrictions on the right to freedom of religion for the country’s Shia majority. While the authorities have obstructed and prosecuted Shia religious practices, they have simultaneously escalated their use of repressive measures against the country’s religious clerics. The government has targeted Shia clerics with summons,[…]