ADHRB at the UN : the export of Jordanian mercenaries to GCC countries

14 March 2019 – During the Item 6 UPR Outcome Review for Jordan, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) along with the Iraqi Development Organization (IDO) took the opportunity to deliver an oral intervention expressing concern over ongoing human rights violations within the kingdom. Ms. Margaret McIntyre, speaking on behalf of IDO[…]

ADHRB at HRC39 calls for the integration of the Shia Baharna in Bahrain’s security forces

On Wednesday 12 September at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the use of mercenaries. In the intervention, ADHRB raised the issue of sectarian discrimination and foreign recruitment in Bahrain’s[…]

Sectarian Discrimination and Extremism in Bahrain’s Security Forces: Questions for US Policy

Is the United States arming extremism in Bahrain? New evidence suggests that Bahrain’s military has directly propagated sectarian hate speech – yet the Trump administration has dropped reform conditions and authorized new multibillion-dollar arms deals for the kingdom. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain’s white paper, Sectarian Discrimination and Extremism in Bahrain’s Security Forces:[…]

HRC36 UAE Oral Intervention: ID with Working Group on Mercenaries

On 13 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Mercenaries. In his intervention, Payne discussed the United Arab Emirates’ extensive private military contract companies and foreign recruits  and their[…]

HRC33: ADHRB draws attention to use of mercenaries by Govt of Bahrain

On 16 September 2016, Yusuf Al-Hoori, on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, delivered an oral intervention at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council under item 3 on Bahrain’s use of mercenaries during time of civil unrest. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. To the members[…]