ADHRB at HRC 39 calls for Independent Investigation into Bahrain Labor Abuses and Human Trafficking

On Monday 10 September, at the start of the 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Slavery and the Independent Expert on International Democratic Order, ADHRB’s Advocacy Fellow delivered an oral intervention highlighting failing labor practices, human trafficking, and migrant labor[…]

Saudi Arabia’s Evolving Oil Politics

In a 27 June 2017 article, Bloomberg described a worrying decrease in investors in Saudi Arabia’s industries. The article argues that falling oil prices coupled with ongoing and potential regional conflicts call for an updated economic model to offset the losses of the Gulf state members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Saudi[…]

Worker Bans Not Enough to Stop Human Trafficking in the UAE

Despite domestic worker labor bans, abuse against Indonesian women is still widespread in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Less than one week ago, an Emirati court sentenced three human traffickers to prison. They will each spend three years in jail for forcing an Indonesian women into prostitution. Instead of protecting female Indonesian domestic workers in[…]