HRC37 Intervention on Reprisals on Women Activists in Bahrain

On 9 March 2018 during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s legal fellow Bridget Quitter delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB under the Item 3 General Debate. In her intervention, Quitter raised concerns over Bahrain’s targeting of women’s activists for reprisals, in particular Ebtisam al-Saegh. Click here for a PDF of[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Item 3 Intervention on the Special Procedures

On 18 September at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 General Debate. In his intervention, Payne discussed the work of the Special Procedures on Bahrain. He also highlighted the reprisals against Sayed Ahmed al-Wadaei and Ebtisam al-Saegh[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Oral Intervention: ID with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

On 13 September, Asma Darwish of Salam for Democracy & Human Rights delivered an intervention at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council under the Item 3 interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. In her intervention, Darwish raised numerous cases of Bahraini human rights, religious, and political activists who have been[…]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 36 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain BHR 4/2017 JUA 17 March 2017 Mandates: Arbitrary Detention, Executions, Freedom of opinion and expression, Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Human Rights Defenders, Torture Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, inhumane and degrading treatment, as well as treatment amounting to torture, of Mr. Sayed Nazar Naama Baqer Ali Yusuf[…]

UN Human Rights Experts Communicate “Grave Concerns” over Bahrain

5 September 2017 – Today, seven Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) released two recent communications sent to the Government of Bahrain raising concerns about ongoing human rights abuses. These communications addressed allegations of widespread thematic abuses, including violations of the right to life, the right not to be subjected to[…]