UN Special Procedures Publishes Allegation Letter on Saudi Guardianship Laws

On 22 February 2019, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to education, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Chair Rapporteur of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in[…]

UPDATED: NGOs Condemn Bahraini Court’s Decision to Uphold the Death Sentences of Two Torture Victims

*** On Saturday 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali, along with a third individual. Read ADHRB’s statement on the executions here. 6 May 2019 – Today, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation rejected the final appeal of Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali, two men sentenced to death for[…]

Six Months of Bahraini Membership on the Human Rights Council: Human Rights Abuses Continue

12 April 2019 – Today marks six months since Bahrain won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in a blank-slate election despite “flagrant, widespread, and systematic human rights abuses.” Since joining the HRC in October of 2018, Bahrain has continued to perpetrate human rights abuses against its people. These include suspending[…]

Open Letter to Members and State Delegations in the Human Rights Council

11 March 2019 – ADHRB takes this opportunity at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, along with Amnesty International, to address an open letter to Council members and observer states, requesting urgent joint action to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain. Please continue reading for the full text of the statement,[…]

UPDATED: United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Saudi Arabia Must Review the Conviction of Munir Al Adam

**Update 23 April 2019 – Today, the Saudi government carried out the executions of 37 men, including Munir Al Adam. His case had drawn the attention of UN bodies, including Special Procedures (SAU 5/2016 and SAU 7/2017), and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) issued a decision on his case finding Saudi Arabia in violation of its[…]