Tag: UN Special Procedures

UN Special Procedures: Bahrain Continues to Suppress Freedom of Expression

UN Special Procedures: Bahrain Continues to Suppress Freedom of Expression

The Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) released the 14th iteration of their joint communications report on Friday, May 27, 2016. In the latest communications, the Special Procedures cited three cases of violations, singling out Bahrain as among the worst offenders of human rights. The Special […]

ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain does not Cooperate with the Special Procedures

ADHRB at HRC: Bahrain does not Cooperate with the Special Procedures

On March 16, 2016, at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, Nedhal al-Salman, on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR, delivered an oral intervention during the Item 5 General Debate, in which she addressed Bahrain’s failure to cooperate with the Special Procedures, particularly concerning the treatement of children, […]

Mohammed al-Ajami Pardoned by Qatari Emir

Mohammed al-Ajami Pardoned by Qatari Emir

16 March 2016 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the announcement that Qatar’s emir, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has issued a royal pardon for imprisoned poet Mohammed al-Ajami. The detention of Mr. al-Ajami on charges related solely to the contents of his poetry was a […]

At UN, ADHRB Draws Attention to Lack of GCC Engagement with the UN Special Procedures

At UN, ADHRB Draws Attention to Lack of GCC Engagement with the UN Special Procedures

Geneva, Switzerland — 24 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights, ADHRB advocacy associate Eric Eikenberry delivered on oral intervention detailing the Gulf Cooperation Council countries’ recent engagement with the UN Special Procedures. In particular, the intervention […]