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 Welcomes House Resolution Declaring US Involvement in Yemen Unauthorized

14 November 2017 – The United States (US) House of Representatives passed on 13 November 2017 a resolution stating that American military support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is not authorized under legislation passed by Congress to fight al-Qaeda or invade Iraq. The text, introduced by Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and James McGovern (D-MA),[…]

65 NGOs Call on Congress to End US Involvement in the Yemen War

Today, ADHRB and 64 other nongovernmental organizations sent a letter to Congressmen Khanna, Massie, Pocan, and Jones thanking them and applauding them for introducing House Concurrent Resolution 81 and forcing a debate and vote on ending unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif), Thomas Massie (R-Ken), Mark Pocan (D-Wis), and Walter Jones[…]

HRC36 Bahrain and Saudi Intervention: UK’s Complicity in GCC Rights Abuses

On 25 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, an ADHRB Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention on the United Kingdom’s failure to address several of its UPR recommendations. The intervention, in particular addressed recommendations relating to the treatment of refugees and asylees and legal and policy concerns over the UK’s complicity[…]