Op-ed | U.S. Foreign Policy in Bahrain Two Years after the Uprising

By Husain Abdulla* During his State of the Union address on Tuesday February 12, 2013, President Obama said that the United States will “stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights, and support stable transitions to democracy” in the Middle East. This statement may come as a surprise to many in Bahrain who have[…]

Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry Commits to Promoting Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy at Confirmation Hearing

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds Senator John Kerry, who was nominated by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, for his stated commitment to uphold human rights in U.S. foreign policy during his confirmation hearing on Thursday. ADHRB is disappointed, however, that the issue of ongoing human rights[…]

ADHRB Applauds Passage of Bahrain Amendment in Defense Spending Bill

ADHRB applauds the passage of an amendment sponsored by Senators Rubio and Wyden in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 (NDAA) that would require the Secretaries of Defense and State to “report on the implementation by the Government of Bahrain of the recommendations contained in the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry”[…]

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[…]