ADHRB at HRC45: Racial and Ethnic discrimination in the GCC

    On 30 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate with Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. Madame President, We thank the Working Group for its work and commitment in investigating the roots that perpetuate racial bias, disparities, and[…]

ADHRB: the UN ECOSOC committee in dire need for reforms

On 30 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate under item 6.   Mr. President, We express concern about the NGOs ability to obtain consultative status, which provides NGOs with access not only to the UN Economic and Social Council, but also[…]

ADHRB raises issues of Reprisal at the Human Rights Council

On 29 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during interactive debate under item 5. Madam President, We are particularly concerned about the increasing cases of acts of intimidation and reprisal committed against those willing to cooperate with the UN and its different mechanisms. Human[…]

ADHRB’s oral interventions during Sweden’s UPR

On 29 September 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 45 during Sweden’s UPR. We would like to begin our intervention by welcoming the Swedish delegation hoping that they conduct a national plan to implement the accepted recommendations. We have deep concerns about the lack of seriousness[…]

Saudi Arabia Fails to Deliver on Promises to Abolish Death Penalty against Children

On 28 september, at HRC45 Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights, and Reprieve deliver this statement on behalf of Taha al-Hajji, a former lawyer in Saudi Arabia on Promises to Abolish Death Penalty against Children. Honored members of the council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights[…]