The Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality: What Canada’s Arms Export to Saudi Arabia Means For Its Commitment to Human Rights

Canada is regarded on the international stage as a beacon for human rights, liberty and the rule of law. It holds a rigorous stance towards exporting weapons and arms: that there shall be no trade with a country where there is evidence that these arms are used against a civilian population. However, a recent decision[…]

At HRC 43, ADHRB call on Implementation of the Stockholm Agreement

Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council during the General Debate under Item 2. ADHRB called on the Council to apply pressure on Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain as states participating in the war on Yemen,[…]

At HRC 43, ADHRB Delivers an Oral Interventions on the crisis in Yemen

Today, an oral intervention was delivered at the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, under Item 2 regarding oral updates by the High Commissioner on activities in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Cyprus, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Yemen. The intervention focused on the[…]

ADHRB submitted a written statement to the Human Rights Council on UAE’s human rights abuses

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) put forth a written statement to the Human Rights Council. The submission addresses human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), particularly violations of free expression, unlawful arrests, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention following unfair trials, and torture. The submission furthermore  condemned the UAE involvement in[…]

UPDATED: President Trump Vetos Resolution to Halt US Support to Saudi-led Coalition Despite Bipartisan Congressional Support

**Update 17 April 2019 – Today, US President Donald Trump vetoed the resolution from Congress to halt US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The resolution passed both the House of Representatives (247-175) and the Senate (54-46) with bipartisan support. 15 March 2019 – On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, the United States (US) Senate[…]