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[…]

ADHRB Briefing on Capitol Hill: “Systematic Rights Violations in Yemen: Assessing the United States’ Role and Seeking Accountability”

11 April 2019 – Yesterday, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted an event in Congress on the human rights situation in Yemen. The event, moderated by Bridget Quitter of ADHRB, featured expert panelists including Mohammad Alwazir of the Arabian Rights Watch Association (ARWA), Ali Al-Ahmed of the Institute for Gulf Affairs,[…]

ADHRB at HRC40: the impact of the war in Yemen on access to food

1 March 2019 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes this opportunity at the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, during the Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on food and Independent Expert on foreign debt to raise concerns about the impact of the war in Yemen on the[…]

How Canada and Germany Make Exceptions in their Humanitarian Principles for Saudi Arabia

In the past few weeks, Germany closed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia, reversing its stance on selling weapons to countries involved with the conflict in Yemen. The decision in January 2018 by Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany would halt all arms sales to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, such as Saudi Arabia,[…]

A review of the Group of Eminent Experts’ report on Human Rights Abuses in Yemen

At the conclusion of the 36th meeting of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) in September 2017, the Council empowered a Group of Eminent international and regional Experts (GEE) to report on the human rights situation in Yemen. Resolution 36/31 – the resolution establishing the GEE – requests the “High Commissioner to establish[…]