Tag: Ombudsman

A Summary of the UN Committee Against Torture’s Review of Bahrain

A Summary of the UN Committee Against Torture’s Review of Bahrain

On 20 March and 24 March 2017, Bahrain was reviewed by the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland. A Bahraini government delegation led by Assistant to the Foreign Minister, Abdulla bin Faisal bin Jabur al-Doseri, updated the UN Committee on Bahrain’s efforts to implement the Convention Against Torture (CAT), […]

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #5 on Bahrain

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #5 on Bahrain

On 17 March 2017, Michael Payne, International Advocacy Officer for ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 5. In his intervention, he addressed some states’ persistent failure to constructively engage with national and international human rights mechanisms, including the Human Rights […]

Sayed Alawi: Fears of Torture as Arbitrary Detention in CID Continues

Sayed Alawi: Fears of Torture as Arbitrary Detention in CID Continues

7 December 2016 – Since 24 October, the Government of Bahrain has arbitrarily detained Sayed Alawi Hussein Alawi in the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), where he remains in detention. Sayed Alawi’s family has filed multiple complaints regarding his case to Bahraini officials, and continue to fear that Alawi is subjected […]

Ombudsman Report Continues to Sidestep Key Human Rights Issues

Ombudsman Report Continues to Sidestep Key Human Rights Issues

On 2 June 2016, the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain released its annual report for 2015/2016. The report documents the Ombudsman’s activities throughout the year, describing an office that diligently works to investigate and resolve human rights abuses. We remain concerned that deep and systemic […]