UAE-sponsored display at HRC40 cannot compensate for ongoing human rights abuses

During the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sponsored an exhibit speaking out against child sexual abuse and online harassment and purporting to highlight the role of interfaith dialogue in defending victims. While this exhibit attempts to demonstrate steps the UAE has taken to address[…]

Questioning Religious Coexistence in Bahrain

Despite attempts by the state-run media to advocate peaceful coexistence, the Bahraini government continues to promote religious intolerance. On March 19, the Bahrain Association for Religious Tolerance and Co-existence invited the Pakistani cleric and politician Fazl Ur Rehman to deliver a lecture on religious coexistence at the Isa Cultural Center in Bahrain. Fazl Ur Rehman,[…]