Analysing the UPR of Saudi Arabia: New Recommendations and Foreseeable Developments – Counter Terrorism Legislation (Part Three)

The crackdown on online expression by the Saudi Arabian government has been reported extensively. In 2014, Human Rights Watch (HRW) denounced Saudi prosecutors and judges for using vague expressions of terrorism to try Saudi citizens for peaceful tweets and social media activities. The counter-terrorism legislation was criminalising activity harming the public order, religious values, and[…]

ADHRB submits written statement on the implementation of UPR recommendations in Bahrain to the Human Rights Council

On the occasion of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB in conjunction with partner organizations submitted a written statement to the Council regarding the Bahraini government’s failure to make substantive progress on human rights reform and regression in several key areas. Click here to read a PDF of the statement. Implementation of UPR Recommendations in[…]

HRC36 Bahrain Intervention: Bahrain’s Refusal to Implement its UPR Recommendations

On 21 September, during the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention raising concerns during Bahrain’s 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review adoption. In his intervention, Payne noted the Bahraini government’s almost complete refusal to implement any of its previous UPR recommendations and its misleading National[…]

HRC34 Oral Intervention: Item 6 on Bahrain’s failure to implement its UPR recs

On 17 March 2017, Ebrahim Demistani delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 6. In his intervention, Demistani addressed Bahrain’s failure to implement even one of its 176 UPR recommendations in spirit and practice. Please continue reading for the full[…]