ADHRB Welcomes Joint Statement on Bahrain by UN Member States

Washington, D.C. – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes a joint statement by 44 countries today publicly condemning the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain. The statement was announced by Switzerland before the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). This statement—the second to be introduced before the HRC in as many years—received[…]

Bahrain Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Issue 2

Click here to subscribe to the Bahrain Bi-Weekly newsletter Featured Followers ADHRB features relevant, timely Tweets by its Twitter followers in each newsletter. ADHRB Commemorates Two-Year Anniversary of February 14 Protests with Bahraini Activists Mohammed al-Maskati, Maryam al-Khawaja, Jalila al-Salman, and Husain Abdulla in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. During the week of February[…]

On Universal Children’s Day, ADHRB Calls on the Government of Bahrain to Respect the Rights of Children

November 20 marks Universal Children’s Day, a date when governments around the world are asked by the United Nations to promote “the welfare of the children of the world.” On this Universal Children’s Day, ADHRB calls upon the Government of Bahrain to abide by its commitments, as party to the Convention on the Rights of[…]

ADHRB Participates in the 21st Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland

ADHRB Director Husain Abdulla traveled to Geneva, Switzerland this week to observe the UN Human Rights Council’s 21st Session this week. During the session, the Council adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Bahrain. In conducting the UPR, the Human Rights Council (HRC) made 176 recommendations to Bahrain regarding the status of[…]

ADHRB Joins 13 Organizations in Calling Upon US to Reject Bahrain UN Human Rights Council Nominee

ADHRB joined 13 organizations today in a letter urging US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to oppose the Government of Bahrain’s nomination of Saeed Mohammed al-Faihani for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council‘s Advisory Committee, a body tasked with providing human rights expertise to the Council. Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 5/1 provides that “[i]ndividuals[…]