HRC37 Intervention on the UAE’s failure to Implement its UPR Recommendations

On Monday 19 March, ADHRB’s Saudi Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 6 General Debate. The intervention addressed the United Arab Emirates’ refusal to implement its free expression-, free assembly-, and free association-related Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations, and[…]

HRC37 Intervention on the Challenges Awaiting Post-Conflict Yemen

On Friday 2 March during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an intervention during the Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue featuring the Rapporteur on truth, justice, and reparations. Al-Hoori’s intervention looked at the challenges awaiting Yemen in the post-conflict stage due to the devastation of Yemeni society, massive humanitarian crisis,[…]

HRC Written Statement: GCC Free Expression and the Qatar Crisis

On the occasion of the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB submitted a written statement to the Council marking increased attacks on free expression throughout the Arab Gulf states following the outbreak of the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar. GCC Free Expression and the Qatar Crisis Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)[…]

HRC36 UAE Oral Intervention: ID with Working Group on Mercenaries

On 13 September at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer, Michael Payne, delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Mercenaries. In his intervention, Payne discussed the United Arab Emirates’ extensive private military contract companies and foreign recruits  and their[…]

Dispatch: Criminalizing “Sympathy” – Free Expression Abuses Find New Catalyst in the GCC Crisis

Any end to the weeks-long Qatar-Gulf crisis was last month made contingent, in part, on the shuttering of Al Jazeera and its affiliate stations, as well as the closure of all news outlets that are—directly or indirectly, partially or wholly—funded by Qatar. Justified by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt as[…]