Tag: human rights violations

Saudi Investments in the US: An Effort to Whitewash Human Rights Abuses

Saudi Investments in the US: An Effort to Whitewash Human Rights Abuses

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East and one of the most important strategic partners of the US in the region, however, the kingdom is also a major violator of human rights, especially in its silencing of political dissidents, human rights defenders, and activists. Since Mohammed bin […]

UAE 94: Five Years, No Progress

UAE 94: Five Years, No Progress

This spring marks the five-year anniversary of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) prosecution of the “UAE 94” – 94 peaceful political activists who were charged in 2013 because of their dissident activities in 2011. The defendants came from all walks of life, and were on trial because they advocated for […]

ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain’s concerning human rights situation

ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain’s concerning human rights situation

On March 23, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Isabel Cerda Marcos delivered an oral intervention during the Item 2 General Debate on behalf of Alsalam Foundation, ADHRB, BCHR, and BIRD, in which she echoed the High Commissioner in his assessment on the concerning nature of […]

ADHRB at HRC: Ineffective Human Rights Institutions in the GCC

ADHRB at HRC: Ineffective Human Rights Institutions in the GCC

On March 21, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Amanda M. N. delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy during the Item 8 General Debate […]