UN Experts Send Follow-Up Letter to Bahrain on Zulfiqar Mass Trial, Highlight Failure of Oversight Mechanisms

On 14 October 2019, five United Nations (UN) Special Procedures offices sent an Allegation Letter to Bahrain concerning the trial of the so-called “Zulfiqar Brigades,” a mass trial of 138 defendants, in which 115 were convicted. The Special Procedures offices sent a previous communication on 5 November 2018, detailing allegations of enforced disappearances, torture to[…]

1,000+ Complaints: ADHRB Highlights Success of UN Complaint Program

In October 2013, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) began its United Nations (UN) Complaint Program to assist individuals suffering from human rights abuses in Bahrain and the broader Gulf region. ADHRB complains on behalf of victims to the Special Procedures offices of the UN, who then communicate with the offending government[…]

Analysis: Bahrain’s Insufficient Response to the Allegation Letter Published by UN Experts on Human Rights Violations

Find our previous statement on the allegation letter sent to Bahrain on Human Rights Violations in the Mass Trial of the Zulfiqar Brigades here. On 5 November 2018, five UN experts sent an allegation letter to the Kingdom of Bahrain to address the human rights violations in connection to the mass trial of the “Zulfiqar[…]

ADHRB at HRC40 raises concerns about Bahrain’s refusal to cooperate with the Special Procedures

On Wednesday 13 March 2019, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva during the General Debate on Item 5. In the intervention, ADHRB raised concerns over Bahrain’s refusal to cooperate with the mechanisms of the HRC and highlighting the case of Mohamed Merza[…]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 40 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain Bahrain JUA 31 July 2018 BHR 4/2018 Mandates: health, torture, water and sanitation Alleged victims: – Information received concerning recent reports of alleged disconnection of water supply in Jau Prison and Dry Dock Detention Center. “Serious concern is expressed at the alleged water cuts in Jau Prison and Dry Dock Detention Center, which may amount[…]