BICI Member Sir Nigel Rodley Passes Away

2017-01-26 - 2:40 am

Bahrain Mirror: Member of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), British Professor, Sir Nigel Simon Rodley, passed away Wednesday (January 25, 2017).

A year following the release of the BICI report, Rodley said that so far, there hasn't been any accountability practiced against high-ranked officials in Bahrain, despite it being among key recommendations presented by the commission.

During a session for the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group, Rodley indicated that while he was the Special Rapporteur on Torture in Geneva in the 90s, the "dilemma of torture in Bahrain was growing, and now this problem is back after the February 14, 2011 protests, and this maybe occurred as a result of the culture of impunity."

He also noted that the citizenship revocation of 31 activists "contradicts with human rights, and will not lead to reconciliation or dialogue". Rodley confirmed that "the commission recommendations should not be implemented as part of a trade, but should rather be implemented as a whole, and so far the implementation is not enough."

Sir Nigel Simon Rodley is a leading expert in the field of international human rights law.  HE has a Bachelors in Law (1963) from University of Leeds (1965), a Master in Law from Columbia University (1970), a Master in Law from New York University and a PhD from the University of Essex (1993).

Professor Rodley has been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee since 2001 and a Professor of Human Rights Law and International Law at the University of Essex since 1990, during which time he held the title of Dean of the School of Law for three years.

He also serves as a Commissioner on the International Commission of Jurists. Previously, Professor Rodley held the position of United Nations Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Torture for eight years.

He is well-published in the field of human rights, having written or edited a number of works, including two editions of the book Treatment of Prisoners.  Professor Rodley has experience with Commissions of Inquiry having previously served as a member of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons observing the Sri Lankan Presidential Commission of Inquiry between 2007 and 2008.

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