ADHRB calls on President Macron to Stand Up for Human Rights When Meeting with King Hamad

29 April 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to President Emmanuel Macron ahead of Macron’s meeting with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa AlKhalifa on Tuesday 30 April 2019. In our letter, we urge Macron to have a frank conversation with King Hamad about Bahrain’s human rights[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahraini Court’s Decision to Uphold Dissolution of Opposition Political Group Wa’ad

On Tuesday 22 January 2019, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation – commonly referred to as the court of last resort – upheld a ruling which dissolved the opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) and confiscated its assets. American’s for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly denounces the court’s decision to uphold the unlawful[…]

US State Department Cites Bahrain’s Political Repression as Major Risk Factor for Instability

The Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) at the United States (US) Department of State released its Country Reports on Terrorism for 2017 yesterday, 19 September 2018. While the Bahrain country report again fails to address how key tenets of the kingdom’s anti-terror framework violate international law and are used to suppress nonviolent[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 urges Bahrain to cooperate with OHCHR ahead of the parliamentary elections in the fall

On Thursday 5 July, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention during the Agenda Item 10 General Debate. The intervention raises concern about Bahrain’s refusal to work and engage with OHCHR and the Human Rights Council’s mechanisms, especially as parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held[…]

HRC38 Written Statement: Bahrain’s Closure of Political Space Ahead of Elections

Ahead of the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement on the Bahraini government’s closure of independent political space ahead of the upcoming 2018 parliamentary elections. Read a PDF of the written statement here.   Complete Closure of Independent Political Space[…]