Ombudsman Report Continues to Sidestep Key Human Rights Issues

On 2 June 2016, the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain released its annual report for 2015/2016. The report documents the Ombudsman’s activities throughout the year, describing an office that diligently works to investigate and resolve human rights abuses. We remain concerned that deep and systemic flaws in the Ombudsman’s mandate,[…]

HRC32: ADHRB calls for special session on Bahrain

On June 22, ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 4.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation together with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain[…]

NGOs condemn violence against protesters on fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s peaceful uprising

16 February 2016 Sunday, 14 February 2016, marked the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s peaceful uprising. Bahraini people took to the streets protesting injustice and demanding freedom and democracy. The authorities responded with extensive use of force which resulted in numerous injuries. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD),[…]

Confederation of African Football endorses Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa gained a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received the endorsement of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Friday February 5th 2016. The 54-nation body of the CAF endorsed Sheikh Salman unanimously. Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa is a member of Bahrain’s royal[…]

NGOS Submit Evidence Linking Sheikh Salman to Human Rights Abuses to FIFA Ethics Committee

3 November 2015, Washington, D.C. – NGOs today submitted evidence to the FIFA Electoral, Ethics and Reform Committee’s challenging the candidacy of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa to the presidency of the world football organization. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) contend that Sheikh Salman[…]