Two New Censorship Laws from Kuwait’s Parliament

This week, Kuwait’s parliament passed two new laws increasing the government’s power to censor internet media and restrict free expression. On Monday, lawmakers decided that a jail term of up to ten years would become the official punishment for a range of online expression. Then on Tuesday, the parliament passed an additional bill regulating all[…]

ADHRB Sends Report on Kuwaiti Human Rights to UN

20 August 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, along with the Kuwait Watch for Human Rights Organization, submitted a report to the United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights (UN-CCPR) concerning Kuwait’s failure to implement key provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Kuwait acceded to[…]

Nawaf al-Hendal Cites Intense Restriction of Free Speech in Kuwait at HRC29

On 26 June 2015, Nawaf al-Hendal delivered an oral intervention at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6 on limitations on freedom of expression and other human rights abuses in Kuwait.  Please read more for full remarks or click here to download a PDF.  الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه[…]