Ali al-Dubaisy Delivers Intervention at HRC29 on Lack of Accountability for GCC States’ UPRs

On 26 June 2015, Saudi activist Ali al-Dubaisy delivered an oral intervention at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 6 on human rights in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة[…]

Nedal al-Salman Delivers Intervention on Repression of Political Dissent in Bahrain

On 25 June 2015, Nedal al-Salman of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights delivered a statement on the continued silencing of political dissent in Bahrain  during the Item 5 General Debate at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.  Please continue reading below or click to download a PDF here. Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation, together[…]

Upcoming Event at HRC29: Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), Amnesty International, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Human Rights Watch will be co-sponsoring a side event at the 29th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panel discussion will focus on[…]

NGOs Applaud New Joint Communications Report from UN Special Procedures

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy applaud the reporting of the United Nations Special Procedures, especially the human rights experts who monitor these countries, in investigating the alleged violations of human rights in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. We call on the countries in question to[…]

Waiting on the King: Why Minor Reforms Don’t Signal an Advance for Saudi Women’s Rights

In a limited sign of progress for women’s rights, admittedly rare for patriarchal Saudi Arabia, the passport department within the Saudi Ministry of Interior is drafting regulations that would allow Saudi women greater freedoms to travel without the immediate consent of a male guardian. The new rules challenge current Saudi codes prohibiting women under the[…]