UN Rapporteurs Demand Bahrain to Initiate Investigation on Violations against Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
UN special rapporteurs expressed their utmost concern at the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, after receiving concerning allegations of torture, ill treatment, poor prison conditions and demanded Bahrain to initiate an investigation on these violations.
Bahrain Pulls out of UN Human Rights Body Election after Criticism
Bahrain will no longer run in an election to the U.N.'s top human rights body later this month, a U.N. website showed, after critics drew attention to alleged human rights violations.
Next Century Foundation Stresses Bahrain's Need to Free, Inclusive Elections, Calls for Resuming Dialogue between Gov't and Opposition
The New Century Foundation stressed in a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council in the framework of the 18th session that holding of free and fair elections is essential, and this requires the participation of the opposition groups.
138 Coalitions, Networks, and HR Organizations in Memorandum to UN S-G: All Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain Must be Released
138 coalitions, networks, and human rights organizations issued a memorandum demanding the release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain amid Coronavirus outbreak.
Bahrain Absent from UNHRC Session in order not to Vote in Favor of Resolution Calling to Hold Israel Accountable: Jerusalem Post
Bahrain has refrained from opposing a UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for an arms embargo against Israel and holding it accountable over human rights situation, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported.
Bahrain Fails to Win Presidency of UN Human Rights Council
Bahrain failed to get the votes needed to win the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council.
Front Line Defenders Calls for Rejecting Bahrain's Candidacy for 2021 HRC Presidency
Front Line Defenders said in a statement that Bahrain is not a credible candidate for the Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council. This statement came after the government of Bahrain has nominated Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri as its candidate for the 2021 Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).
Situation Getting Harsher, Bahrainis no Longer Able to Express their Pain: Al-Wefaq
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society stressed that the human rights, humanitarian and political situation in Bahrain today is darker and much worse.
A Letter from Bahrain’s Top Students to Dr. Koumbou Boly, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
On January 24, Bahrain Mirror published a report directed at UNESCO entitled "The scary numbers UNESCO should address on International Day of Education". The report talked about the discrimination practiced with regards to educational scholarships in Bahrain. Unfortunately, the tragedy is being repeated now.
3 Organizations Call for Scrutinizing Bahrain Record at HRC41
Three Bahraini human rights organizations sent a joint letter to members of the Human Rights Council, informing them of the deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain and calling for Bahrain's human rights record to be scrutinized by Member States during the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Six UN Experts Call for Investigation into Abuse of Bahraini Female Rights Defenders Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, Zainab Al Khamis and Hajar Mansour
Six UN experts have expressed “serious concerns” over violations and threats that three Bahraini human rights defenders, Hajar Mansour, Ebtisam Al-Sayegh and Zainab Al Khamis, have been routinely subjected to in Bahrain, demanding an investigation into their mistreatment.
UN High Commissioner Urged to Investigate Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
London-based Salam for Democracy and Human Rights Organization sent a letter to the UN High Commissioner and President of the Human Rights Council urging them to establish a mechanism to investigate the human rights situation in Bahrain.
Saudi Arabia Faces First-Ever Censure at U.N. Rights Forum: Diplomats
European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the first rebuke of the kingdom at the Human Rights Council, diplomats and campaigners said.
UN Expert Expresses Concern over Ongoing Travel Ban on HR Activist in Bahrain
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst expressed serious concern about allegations of ongoing travel ban imposed on human rights activists, particularly that these allegations refer to reprisals against their cooperation with the United Nations.
Over 160 Groups Call for Suspending Saudi Arabia from UNHRC Following Journalist Murder & Widespread Arrests of Activists
At least 160 civil society organizations called for suspending Saudi Arabia’s membership in the Human Rights Council and launch an independent investigation into the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Bahrain’s HRC Membership Win won’t Stop Int’l Condemnations of its Black Record: Baqer Darwish
President of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Baqer Darwish commented on Bahrain’s Human Rights Council membership win saying “International condemnations will not stop and the diplomatic performance of some member states will remain steadfast in condemning violations, and diplomatic failure to polish violations since 2011 will be repeated.”
Salam Organization Criticizes Bahrain's HRC Seat Win Despite its Poor HR Record
Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights criticized Bahrain’s win of a seat in the highest United Nations human rights body, the Human Rights Council, despite the numerous violations the gulf island commits against its citizens.
Bahrain, Cameroon & Philippines Elected to UN HRC, Rights Groups Criticize
Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of nations controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States.
U.N. Experts Say Saudi Arabia must Release Women's Rights Activists
Saudi Arabia must immediately and unconditionally release all women it has detained for campaigning for human rights, officials mandated by the United Nations said on Friday.
Coalition of Int'l NGOs Opposes Bahrain's Candidacy at HRC due to Bad HR Record
A coalition of non-governmental human rights groups from Europe, the U.S. and Canada called on UN member states to oppose the election of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, the Philippines and Somalia, which were deemed "unqualified" due to their human rights records, Scoop news website reported.