ADHRB at the UN : the export of Jordanian mercenaries to GCC countries

14 March 2019 – During the Item 6 UPR Outcome Review for Jordan, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) along with the Iraqi Development Organization (IDO) took the opportunity to deliver an oral intervention expressing concern over ongoing human rights violations within the kingdom. Ms. Margaret McIntyre, speaking on behalf of IDO[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Saudi Arabia and Its War Crimes in Yemen

On Wednesday 14 March 2018 at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Saudi Advocacy Associate delivered an intervention during the Item 4 debate addressing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. In the intervention, the Associate called the Council’s attention to the actions of Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners in Yemen and[…]

Yemen Devastated by Saudi-Influenced Famine

A recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) states that Saudi Arabia may have committed acts during the ongoing war in Yemen that amount to war crimes. During the conflict between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels, HRW has documented 87 apparently unlawful attacks by the coalition, killing nearly 1,000 Yemeni civilians. HRW also[…]

ADHRB Welcomes Appointment of Experts on UN Yemen Panel

On 4 December 2017, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein announced his official appointments for the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. The members are Kamel Jendoubi of Tunisia, who will serve as chairperson, Melissa Parke of Australia, and Charles Garraway of the United Kingdom. The Group’s establishment[…]

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Panel on Unilateral Coercive Measures

On 14 September, at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention during the Panel on Unilateral Coercive Measures. In the intervention, Pry raised concerns over the Saudi-led Coalition’s air and sea blockade of Yemen and airstrikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure. Please continue reading for the full[…]