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.
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.
Bahrain Labor Minister Meets ILO Director-General in Geneva
Bahraini Minister of Labor and Social Development met with Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Director General of the Arab Labor Organization on the sidelines of the 332th session of the ILO Governing Body held in Geneva.
Bahrain Describes High Commissioner Report as “Baseless Claims” “Based on Biased Sources”
Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other Organizations expressed “Bahrain’s dismay over the negative remarks contained in the High Commissioner's written review on the annual report on the Kingdom that contained inaccurate information such as harassment of human rights defenders and other deleterious comments on the recent legal actions taken by Bahrain.”
Ali Al-Aswad from Geneva: Bahraini Authorities Failed to Convince Int’l Community the Opposition is “Terrorist”
Prominent Al-Wefaq official Ali Al-Aswad said that the Bahraini authorities have failed to convince the international community that the opposition is a terrorist group.
NIHR Establishes Committee to Follow Implementation of Geneva UPR Recommendations
The NIHR said that it established a committee to follow the government implementation of recommendations of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group for Bahrain, headed by the chairman of the institution and memberships of the vice president, chairman of the committee on civil and political rights, chairman of committee on economic, social and cultural rights and the Secretary-General.
Bahrain Representative Upset by Denmark & Ireland Statements in Geneva: They Attack our HR Record with No Regard for our Explanations
Permanent Representative of Bahrain at the United Nations in Geneva, Yousef Abdul Karim Bucheeri, expressed his dissatisfaction with the Danish and Irish statements, accusing them of using the UN Human Rights Council to “attack Bahrain and its human rights record”.
US Representative to Geneva Expresses his Country’s Concerns about Deterioration of HR Conditions in Bahrain
The United States representative to the Human Rights Council in Geneva expressed his country’s concern about the deteriorating human rights conditions in Bahrain, calling on Manama to respect human rights and freedom of assembly and expression.
Bahrain Labor Minister Heads Delegation to ILO Conference in Geneva, GFBTU absent Amid Travel Bans
Bahrain Minister of Labor and Social Development Jamil bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan, headed the Bahraini delegation in the 106th Session of the International Labor Conference in Geneva, taking place from 4 until 16 June.
NIHR Meets UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR)'s delegation led by NIHR's Chairman, held a meeting with Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Wilson palace in Geneva on the sideline of the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Activists to Bahrain Mirror on UPR: US Stance Surprising, UK's Stance like any Arab Country
Bahrain failed another round in the United Nations. No one now believes the small state that masters falsifying recommendations and investing in the ad to waste time. 20 members wearing elegant suits and ties sat in the Human Rights Council (HRC) to be insulted. All the member-states' recommendations were on a side, and they were on the opposite one. The 20 members came to read papers like "robots". They became a mockery.
Al-Dosari: Bahrain will Respond to HRC Recommendations before September
Bahraini government's representative in Geneva, Deputy Foreign Minister Abdullah Al-Dosari, said that his country will carefully study all the recommendations contained in the report, which amounted to 175 recommendations.
HRC Adopts Recommendations to Bahrain, Qatar Withdraws Stance
The United Nations' Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted on Friday (May 5, 2017) recommendations to Bahrain on its human rights record, at the end of the 27th session of the Universal Period Review (UPR) on Bahrain in Geneva.
NIHR Delegation Meets Special Assistant to the High Commissioner in Geneva
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR)'s delegation to the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), led by NIHR's Chairman, Said bin Mohammed Al-Faihani, met the Chief of the Middle East and North Africa Section at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Mohammad Ali Al-Nsour.
ADHRB Director to Bahrain Mirror: Al-Dossari Exhibits Lack of Diplomatic Experience for Attacking OHCHR at the UN
Bahraini activist and executive director of (ADHRB) Husain Abdulla said that the recommendations presented to Bahrain, during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Bahrain’s human rights record in Geneva on Monday (May 1, 2017), are the fruits of the Bahraini organizations efforts and that of the Bahraini activists, inside and outside Bahrain, through their continuous meetings with the diplomatic delegations and foreign ministries of the states to reflect the real incidents taking place in Bahrain.
Geneva 2017 Sees no Activists from Bahrain: Does HRC Need another Evidence?
It’s been 5 years since the United Nations issued 176 recommendations to the Government of Bahrain to reform the deteriorating human rights status. Bahrain has been a country full of torture, killing, labor dismissals and sectarian persecution.
HR Organizations Thank HRC Member-States for Fundamental Recommendations on Violations in Bahrain
Bahraini human rights organizations thanked the countries that presented fundamental recommendations to “stop the continuous violations and to achieve radical human rights reform in Bahrain.”
Geneva: Ireland Concerned over Bahrain Travel Ban on Activists Preventing HRC Participation
Ireland expressed deep concern over the travel ban imposed on activists in Bahrain, preventing them from coming to Geneva to take part in the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session.
Geneva: Lithuania Demands Bahrain not to Arbitrarily Strip Journalists of Licenses
Lithuania demanded the Bahraini government to stop its policy of stripping journalists of their licenses, and allow them to carry out their work.
Geneva: Luxembourg Condemns the Execution of 3 Dissidents in Bahrain
Luxembourg condemned the Bahraini authorities’ execution of 3 dissident early this year, demanding it to immediately stop the execution of death penalties. Luxembourg noted that Bahrain still faces many challenges.