HRC42 Written Statement: Kuwait’s UPR: Systematic Human Rights violations and the ongoing targeting of the Bidoon.

Ahead of the 42nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement to the Council to raise concerns over Kuwait’s human rights violations, especially against bidoon and stateless persons’ rights, and its upcoming third cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Continue reading below for the[…]

Kuwait’s Bidoon Targeted by Security Officials

In recent months, the Kuwaiti government has amped up its targeting and harassment of its bidoon population – a stateless Arab minority. Kuwait is home to over 100,000 bidoon who face hurdles accessing government documentation, employment opportunities, healthcare, and education. In 1986, the Kuwaiti government branded the bidoon population as “illegal residents,” despite most being[…]

ADHRB at HRC41 Condemns Culture of Impunity in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait

Ahead of the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement on the prevalence of Impunity in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. Specifically, the statement highlights the states’ failure to hold security officers and government agents accountable for[…]

The Gulf Remains an Area of Darkness on World Press Freedom Day

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in commemorating World Press Freedom Day. On World Press Freedom Day’s 26th anniversary, ADHRB remains deeply concerned on the status of press freedom in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. These countries[…]

Seven UN Experts Sent Letter to Kuwait regarding Human Rights and Business Practices

On 8 March 2019, seven United Nations (UN) Special Procedures offices sent a letter (OL KWT 1/2019) to the Kuwaiti government detailing serious concerns with business practices and the lack of care for human rights. The communication was sent by the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business[…]