HRC35 Item 5 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Refusal to Cooperate with Rapporteurs

On 16 June 2017, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35 session of the Human Rights Council’s Item 5 debate. In his intervention, Payne raised concerns about the number of states that refuse to actively cooperate with the Special Procedures, like Bahrain. Bahrain[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: The Closure of Political Space in Bahrain

On 14 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Human Rights Council’s 35th session under the Item 3 General Debate. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised the issue of the Bahraini government’s restrictions on political space, noting the closure of al-Wefaq and recent dissolution of Wa’ad. Please continue reading for[…]

GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 35 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain BHR 2/2017 JUA 17 Feb 2017 Mandates: Arbitrary Detention, Disability, Freedom of opinion and expression, Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Human rights defenders, Torture Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of six individuals, including one person with an intellectual disability and two minors, for exercising their rights to freedom of[…]

Bahrain: Entry refusal to journalist and HRW researcher part of a larger pattern

17 May 2017 – Bahraini authorities last week denied entry visas to German journalist Robert Kempe and American Human Rights Watch researcher Omar Shakir, both of whom were seeking to visit Bahrain in connection with the FIFA Congress being held in Manama on 10 and 11 May. In both cases, the Bahraini government’s decisions appear[…]

Item 10 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s refusal to cooperate with OHCHR

On 23 March 2017, Nader Almatrook delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. In his intervention, he expressed great concern over Bahrain’s refusal to[…]