At HRC 44: Intervention raises concerns about the attack on activism and international solidarity in Bahrain

On 10 July 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 44 under Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity. Madame President, We thank Mr Okafor for his report highlighting the lack of human rights-based international solidarity and the role that this plays[…]

ADHRB calls on the Council to take action to combat human trafficking in Bahrain and the UAE

On 3 July 2020, ADHRB has delivered an oral intervention at the United Nation Human Rights Council session 44 under item 3 of the general debate, to take action to combat human trafficking in Bahrain and the UAE. Madam Rapporteur Thank you very much for your report which addresses a serious problem of trafficking in[…]

ADHRB calls on Bahrain to implement the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review, including ending the culture of impunity

ADHRB has delivered an oral interventions at the resumption of the United Nation Human Rights Council 43 under item 6 of the General Debate raising concerns on the ongoing lack of UPR implementations in Bahrain. Madam President The UPR is a mechanism that a country can follow to assess how it has discharged its obligations[…]

UAE: UN Experts Raise Serious Concerns over Conditions of Detention

March 19 – On March 17 2020, United Nations (UN) human rights experts urged the United Arab Emirates to conduct an investigation into, and reform prisons where conditions of detention are said to amount to “torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. The UN experts are quoted saying: the “UAE has the responsibility[…]

ADHRB at HRC 43 participated on the Universal Periodic Review on Italy

Today, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention under Item 6 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Italy. The intervention highlighted concerns related to the lack of practical steps by the Italian government in creating a National Institute for Human Rights; the use of in criminal law and other punitive procedures against NGOs rescuing people in the Mediterranean;[…]