US Representative McGovern delivers statement on Saudi imprisonment of Raif Badawi

On Monday, 22 May 2017, Representative James McGovern (D-MA) delivered a statement in Congress on the continued detention of Raif Badawi and all prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi court sentenced human rights activist and writer Badawi to a total of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for free speech-related charges. 17[…]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: Item #3 General Debate on Saudi Arabia

On 10 March 2017, Zena el-Esia of the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights delivered an oral intervention in conjunction with ADHRB at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. She participated in the Item #3 General Debate, delivering an oral intervention highlighting specific cases of concern relating to the death penalty and the use[…]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: ID w/ SRSG on Violence against Children

On 7 March 2017, ADHRB’s advocacy fellow Tyler Pry delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. He participated in the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on combating violence against children. He delivered an oral intervention addressing the situation of children convicted as[…]

UN Bows to Saudi Pressure and Removes them from ‘Blacklist’ over Conflict in Yemen

On 2 June, the United Nations (UN) released an annual ‘blacklist’ of countries and armed groups that have committed “grave violations” against children, including parties that recruit, kill, and/or abduct children, as well as conduct attacks on schools and hospitals. The list includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, government forces in Syria, the Islamic[…]