Abuse of Bahraini Children concerns UN Special Procedures

11 September 2015 – Bahrain was prominently featured in a report issued by the Special Procedures concerning communications made on behalf of individuals who allege human rights abuses at the hands of government actors. Two significant complaints concerned Bahrain. The first complaint concerned the arrest and detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab. The second concerned the arbitrary[…]

Bahrain NGOs commend WGAD decisions on Bahrain

22 July 2015—Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) commend the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) for their decisions released today declaring an additional eight Bahraini prisoners of conscience to be arbitrarily detained. However,[…]

UN Special Procedures Express Concern over Erasure of the Pearl Roundabout

An Arabic version of this statement can be found here. ### Washington, DC – March 18, 2011 – Four years ago today, government security forces in Bahrain destroyed the Pearl Roundabout, a monument which served as the center of the February 2011 uprising and has since become a symbol of the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain.[…]

United Nations Special Procedures Complaint Program

Background Information In October 2013, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) began a program to help raise awareness for cases of individuals who have been victims of human rights abuses in Bahrain or the broader Gulf region. Through this program, ADHRB is able to complain on behalf of the individual victims to[…]

Voices for the Voiceless: September 2014 Joint Communications Report

When a particular government fails to address the human rights issues plaguing its country, people around the world look to the United Nations to speak on and solve the issues created by government inaction. The UN Charter called for the creation of a Commission on Human Rights, which in turn created the Special Procedures of[…]