US Engagement during IISS Manama Dialogue Failed to Consider Importance of Bahrain Human Rights Concerns to Regional Stability

This past weekend Bahrain hosted the 14th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue – a regional summit to discuss policy approaches to issues of security and defense. The event was attended by global officials and other high-level individuals, including United States (US) Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who delivered a plenary speech[…]

NGOs urge Obama Administration to address Human Rights at Manama Dialogue

8 December 2016 – NGOs sent a letter today to President Obama, calling on his administration to address human rights violations with Bahraini officials during the Manama Dialogue this weekend. Please see the text of the letter below. 8 December 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear[…]

EVENT SUMMARY: Bahrain’s Fake Reform? Human Rights Failures on the Eve of the Manama Dialogue

On 1 December 2016 Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Amnesty International hosted an event in Congress entitled “Bahrain’s Fake Reform? Human Rights Failures on the Eve of the Manama Dialogue.” The event largely discussed how institutions set up after 2011 to address and prevent human rights violations have failed to[…]