Tag: Kuwait

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

HRC40 Written Statement: The Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the GCC

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over the targeting of Human Rights Defenders in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Continue reading for the text of the statement or […]

Kuwait’s Bidoon Population at Increased Risk of Human Rights Abuses

Kuwait’s Bidoon Population at Increased Risk of Human Rights Abuses

Bidoon – meaning ‘without’ in Arabic – is used to categorize a portion of Kuwait’s population who are ‘without’ nationality. Kuwait’s bidoon are largely made up of nomadic Arab tribes that were residing in Kuwait around the time the country gained independence in 1961 and were unable to register for […]

Kuwaiti Government Bans Books at Alarming Rates

Kuwaiti Government Bans Books at Alarming Rates

On 14 September, Kuwaiti citizens took to the streets in anticipation of the upcoming November Kuwait Book Fair, protesting the kingdom’s increasing book bans. Protesters gathered at Irada Square, opposite the National Assembly, in Kuwait City after previously rallying outside the Ministry of Information. Kuwait, once considered a publishing hub, is […]