ADHRB at HRC38 raises concerns over Bahrain’s discrimination against Shia religious and political leaders

On Tuesday 3 July 2018, during the Item 9 General Debate concerning the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention calling attention to Bahrain’s discrimination against its Shia minority community. He particularly raised the arrests of prominent political and[…]

Saudi’s First Movie in 35 Years Champions Equality, Something Saudi Arabia Continues to Repress

After a longtime ban – spanning over three-decades – Saudi Arabia has re-introduce cinema into society. The decision is part of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s series of social reforms, as he brands himself a ‘modern’ and a ‘reformer’ in the international community. In reality, this is far from the case. The small steps he[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Dialogue with the Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples

On 20 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples. In his intervention, al-Hoori drew attention to the longstanding issue of discrimination against Bahrain’s indigenous majority, Baharna population. He specifically drew attention[…]

HRC35 Item 9 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Implementation of the Durban Declaration

On 20 June 2017, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention under Item 9 on behalf of ADHRB during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. In her intervention, Moussawi raised concerns over Bahrain’s implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action’s call for ending discrimination, particularly in the context of Bahrain’s Shia majority.[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Poverty in Saudi Arabia

On 8 June 2017 during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and Alsalam Foundation under the Item 3 debate with the Special Rapporteur on poverty. Pry discussed the Rapporteur’s report on his visit to Saudi Arabia, noting the focus on women and[…]