How Canada and Germany Make Exceptions in their Humanitarian Principles for Saudi Arabia

In the past few weeks, Germany closed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia, reversing its stance on selling weapons to countries involved with the conflict in Yemen. The decision in January 2018 by Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany would halt all arms sales to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, such as Saudi Arabia,[…]

Now Hiring: 2019 European Advocacy Internship – Berlin

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for a six-month Advocacy Internship. We are flexible with the start date, but a suggested duration is from April or May through September or October 2019, based in Berlin, Germany. Through this program, interns can expect to gain[…]

Dispatch: Germany Must Not Enable the Human Rights Violations of its Gulf Allies

Bahrain and Germany’s bilateral relations, which date back to 17 May 1972, have helped enable the Bahraini government to usher in an era of unprecedented repression and human rights violations. Over the past 44 years, Germany has engaged in substantial military and security cooperation with Bahrain and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states despite[…]

German government should deny company license to export arms to Saudi Arabia

On 23 June 2016, a court ruled that the Government of Germany must decide whether to grant arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch a license to sell assault rifle parts to Saudi Arabia. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) call on the German government to[…]