Why Does Kuwait Want Your DNA?

The Government of Kuwait is preparing to enact a law passed last year that would require all residents and visitors of the country to submit DNA samples. The DNA will be stored in a facility operated by the General Department of Criminal Evidence for an unknown range of potential applications. The international human rights and[…]

HRC33 Event Summary: Bidoon, the plight of stateless persons in the GCC

15 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy (BIRD), together with a larger group of NGO sponsors, organized a panel event entitled “Bidoon: The Plight of Stateless Persons in the GCC.” The event was held in parallel to the 33rd Session[…]

ADHRB at HRC: GCC Discrimination Against Stateless Persons

On March 21, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Diam Abou-Diab delivered an oral intervention on behalf of Americans for Democracy and & Human Rights in Bahrain and Alsalam Foundation during the Item 9 General Debate in which she addressed the Durban Declaration and expressed concern regarding the Gulf Cooperation Countries’[…]

Stateless in Bahrain: 52 Nationalities Revoked

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the arbitrary revocation of citizenship of three Bahraini individuals. On 20 November 2014, an Upper Criminal Court judge in Bahrain revoked the nationalities of three Bahraini individuals, Mohammed Abdulameer[…]