Tag: GCC

The GCC Qatar Crisis and the Arrest of Tourist Ali Issa Ahmad

The GCC Qatar Crisis and the Arrest of Tourist Ali Issa Ahmad

On 22 January 2019, 26-year-old British tourist Ali Issa Ahmad was reportedly arrested and beaten by United Arab Emirates (UAE) security officials for sporting a Qatar soccer shirt during the Asian Cup match between Iraq and Qatar in the UAE. Ahmad was unaware of UAE’s policy that anything that could […]

UAE at HRC40 Discusses Tolerance While Systematically Suppressing Fundamental Freedoms

UAE at HRC40 Discusses Tolerance While Systematically Suppressing Fundamental Freedoms

27 February 2019 – Today, at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Jarman, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Assistant Minister for Human Rights, delivered remarks claiming the UAE’s commitment to human rights. He called attention to his government’s support for the Yemeni government, attempted […]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 40 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 40 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain Bahrain JUA 31 July 2018 BHR 4/2018 Mandates: health, torture, water and sanitation Alleged victims: – Information received concerning recent reports of alleged disconnection of water supply in Jau Prison and Dry Dock Detention Center. “Serious concern is expressed at the alleged water cuts in Jau Prison and Dry Dock […]