Side Event at HRC41: Patterns of Abuse in Oman and the UAE

3 July 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain hosted a side event at the 41st session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC). The event was co-sponsored by CIVICUS, the Committee to Protect Journalists, English Pen, Frontline Defenders, International Centre for Justice and Human Rights, International Campaign for[…]

UPDATED: MEP Julie Ward Sends Letter to Bahraini Ambassador Condemning Bahrain’s Use of the Death Penalty

*** On Saturday 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali, along with a third individual. Read ADHRB’s statement on the executions here.   On 14 May 2019, Julie Ward, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), sent a letter to the Ambassador of Bahrain to Belgium regarding[…]

The Gulf Remains an Area of Darkness on World Press Freedom Day

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in commemorating World Press Freedom Day. On World Press Freedom Day’s 26th anniversary, ADHRB remains deeply concerned on the status of press freedom in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. These countries[…]

ADHRB Side Event at HRC40: Five Years of Systemic Violations in Yemen

14 March 2019 – Today, during the 40th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event to discuss the ongoing human rights abuses and the political status of the conflict in Yemen. The event was co-sponsored by the[…]

 ADHRB Hosts Panel at HRC40 on Assessing Widespread Impunity in Saudi Arabia

12 March 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event on impunity in Saudi Arabia during the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The event was co-sponsored by the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), CIVICUS[…]