At UN, ADHRB Draws Attention to Lack of GCC Engagement with the UN Special Procedures

Geneva, Switzerland — 24 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights, ADHRB advocacy associate Eric Eikenberry delivered on oral intervention detailing the Gulf Cooperation Council countries’ recent engagement with the UN Special Procedures. In particular, the intervention calls on Qatar and Saudi[…]

ADHRB Encourages Protection of Human Rights Under Legally Binding Instrument for All Business Entities

On 7 July 2015, ADHRB’s UN Liaison Amanda Milani delivered a statement during the 1st session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights, at the United Nations in Geneva. This IGWG is charged with developing a legally binding treaty for TNCs and other[…]

Ali al-Dubaisy Delivers Intervention at HRC29 on Lack of Accountability for GCC States’ UPRs

On 26 June 2015, Saudi activist Ali al-Dubaisy delivered an oral intervention at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6 on human rights in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة[…]

ADHRB Executive Director Delivers Intervention on Suppression of Free Speech in Qatar

On 22 June 2015 ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla delivered an oral intervention during the Item 2 & 3 General Debate at the 29th Session of the United Nation Human Rights Council.  The intervention focused on the suppression of free speech in Gulf States.  Access a PDF of it in English here. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة[…]

Congressmen Send Letter to Obama Urging Reconsideration of MNNA Status for GCC

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly supports the recent letter sent to President Barack Obama by Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) calling for the U.S. government to reconsider designating Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates as major non-NATO allies (MNNA). While maintaining a close relationship with[…]