HRC38 Event – From Yemen to the Eastern Province: Saudi Arabia’s Regional and Domestic Rights Abuses

On Thursday 21 June, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a side event at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in cooperation with Amnesty International, the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, AlQst, the European Centre for Democracy and Human[…]

HRC38 Written Statement: Violations of International Humanitarian Law in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Coalition Allies

Ahead of the 38th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the UN HRC raising serious concerns about violations of international humanitarian law by Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies in Yemen. Read the statement below or click[…]

ADHRB Condemns UK High Court’s Sanction of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

10 July 2017 – The United Kingdom’s High Court yesterday rejected a judicial review filed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) questioning the legality of the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of the kingdom’s deadly involvement in the conflict in Yemen. The High Court’s judgement clears the way for the UK[…]

Saudi Arabia & UAE Pledge Support to Anti-ISIS Fight while Fueling Extremism in Yemen

On 21 Thursday 2016, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Washington, DC in order to discuss further cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL, IS, and Daesh). The two officials thanked one another for their[…]

The UK Should Investigate Saudi Arabia’s Use of British Cluster Munitions in Yemen

On 24 May 2016, UK Minister for Defense Procurement Phillip Dunne claimed that “no UK-supplied cluster weapons have been used […] in the current conflict in Yemen.” Dunne’s statement contradicts evidence gathered by Amnesty International showing that at least 16 people have been killed by the use of cluster munitions in Yemen from July 2015[…]