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.
Darwish: We Welcome Criticism of High Commissioner for Human Rights on Decisions to Revoke Nationalities
President of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) Baqer Darwish welcomed the criticism of new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet regarding the striping of nationality in Bahrain during the opening of the 39th session of Human Rights Council in UN.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Directly Criticizes Bahrain in Her First Speech
In her first participation in the council’s works since assuming the post after the Jordanian Prince, Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet criticized Bahrain’s human rights record.
Bahraini Official Hopes Work of New High Commissioner would be Distinguished by Fairness
A Bahraini official congratulated Michelle Bachelet on her appointment as the new UN human rights chief following Zeid bin Ra’ad Al Hussein and wished that her term will be distinguished by objectivity and fairness.
United Nations General-Secretary Assigns Former Torture Victim as High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations General-Secretary António Guterres appointed former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as high commissioner for human rights.
U.N. Rights Chief Urges Yemen Inquiry after 'Minimal' Effort for Justice
The United Nations has verified 5,144 civilian deaths in the war in Yemen, mainly from air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition, and an international investigation is urgently needed, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said on Monday.
UN: Demand for Qatar to Close Down Al-Jazeera 'Unacceptable'
A demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an "unacceptable attack" on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights chief said on Friday.
Geneva: Bahraini Gov’t Denies Inviting High Commissioner to Visit Bahrain: We are Not Party to This Invitation
Member of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) Mr. Alessio Bruni repeated his inquiry to the Bahraini delegation in Geneva over Bahrain’s invitation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad bin Al Hussein to visit the country.
Bahrain Rejects UN Criticizing Statements on Execution of 3 Political Dissidents
Bahrain condemned the United Nations’ statements that criticized the regime’s execution of 3 political dissidents.
OHCHR Expresses Concern over Zainab Al-Khawaja’s Arrest & Arbitrary Revocation of Citizenships
The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) stated that it is deeply troubled by the arrest of human rights defender, Zainab Al Khawaja, further expressing concern over the citizenship law, enabling the Bahrain government to revoke the citizenship of activists, as well as the imposed travel bans.
Bahrain Looks Forward to Signing Cooperation Agreement with OHCHR
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa stated that the Kingdom of Bahrain is looking forward to signing an agreement with the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).