Tag: statelessness

Kuwait’s Bidoon Population at Increased Risk of Human Rights Abuses

Kuwait’s Bidoon Population at Increased Risk of Human Rights Abuses

Bidoon – meaning ‘without’ in Arabic – is used to categorize a portion of Kuwait’s population who are ‘without’ nationality. Kuwait’s bidoon are largely made up of nomadic Arab tribes that were residing in Kuwait around the time the country gained independence in 1961 and were unable to register for […]

Bahrain Expels Ebrahim Karimi After Arbitrary Imprisonment and Citizenship Revocation

Bahrain Expels Ebrahim Karimi After Arbitrary Imprisonment and Citizenship Revocation

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) today received reports that the Bahraini government has deported Ebrahim Karimi to Iraq following a 2012 administrative order that arbitrarily revoked his citizenship. The authorities arrested Karimi after raiding his home in September 2015 without a warrant. They took him to […]

Amid GCC Row, Governments across the Gulf Fail to Address Statelessness

Amid GCC Row, Governments across the Gulf Fail to Address Statelessness

With the diplomatic crisis embroiling the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, Saudi– and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed institutions have accused the Qatari government of arbitrarily revoking the citizenship of 55 members of the Al Morah (al-Murrah) tribe, including its leader, Sheikh Talib bin Mohammed bin Lahoum bin Shraim. Though it […]

HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to discrimination against Bedoon in Kuwait

HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to discrimination against Bedoon in Kuwait

On 20 September, Erin Sigmon, Advocacy Assistant at ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention under item 3 at the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on discrimination against the Bedoon population in Kuwait. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Before I begin my […]