Climate Change and Allocation of Investments in Natural Resources in GCC Countries: Examining the Impacts on Human Rights

Globally, the impact of climate-induced back draws and, ultimately, migrations can be witnessed extensively. This phenomenon is less prevalent in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). However, the recent statistics on climate change and the allocation of investments in natural resources in the Gulf can revert the trend. According to the Middle East Institute (MEI), the[…]

On World Press Freedom Day, the Gulf Countries Remain Areas of Grave Concern

Today marks the United Nation’s 25th World Press Freedom Day – celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom and evaluating its status around the world. As Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) participates in the 25th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) commemoration of the event in Accra, Ghana –[…]

Human Rights Groups to Theresa May: Use Influence to End Repression in Bahrain

Human rights organizations published an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of her visit to Bahrain on Tuesday 6 December urging her to raise human rights as she attends the Gulf Cooperation Council Leaders Summit. The groups warn that claims of reform are disingenuous in light of escalating repression and urge her not[…]

EVENT SUMMARY: “Living as Commodities: Human trafficking and migrant exploitation in the Arab Gulf”

On 25 October 2016, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy (BIRD), and Amnesty International co-hosted a panel at the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament. The event coincided with the release of ADHRB’s newest report, Living as Commodities: Human and sex trafficking in the GCC,[…]

ADHRB at HRC: Persons With Disabilities Face Discrimination in the GCC

On March 4, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne participated in an Item 3 Clustered Debate on Persons with Disabilities. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF . Mr. Vice President, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain[…]