ADHRB Presents Remarks on the Netherlands’ Unlawful Return of Ali AlShowaikh to Bahrain at the Human Rights Committee

UPDATE: On 25 July 2019, the Human Rights Committee published its concluding observations on its review of the Netherlands’ ICCPR obligations, in which the Committee seems to reference Ali’s case: “The Committee is, however, concerned about reports of forced returns of asylum seekers, whose application has been rejected, to . . . Bahrain, allegedly in[…]

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Panel on Unilateral Coercive Measures

On 14 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention during the Panel on Unilateral Coercive Measures. In the intervention, Pry raised concerns over the Saudi-led Coalition’s air and sea blockade of Yemen and airstrikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure. Please continue reading for the full[…]

ADHRB Condemns Saudi Military Operation in Awamiyah

On Wednesday 10 May, Saudi security forces launched a raid into the Eastern Province city of Awamiyah. The raid is ongoing and has resulted in security forces shooting and killing at least one individual. While Saudi security forces have run military and security operations in Awamiyah several times since 2011, activists say this raid is[…]