Switzerland Expresses Concern at UNHRC over Ongoing Violations in Bahrain
Switzerland voiced its concern over the continued human rights violations in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Bahraini Authorities Prevent HR Activists from Leaving to Geneva to Participate in HRC Session
Bahraini authorities prevented number of rights activists from traveling to Geneva, to attend 32rd UNHRC session.
Martyr Al-Jaziri's Father Speaks at HRC in Geneva Exposing Children's Rights Violations in Bahrain
The father of martyr Hussain Al-Jaziri delivered an address at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, in which he spoke of the Bahraini government's violations of children's rights.
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: My Term Comes to End Yet Bahrain Still Hasn’t Approved my Visit Request
Mr. Juan Mendez, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, expressed his disappointment over not having his multiple requests to visit Bahrain accepted during his term.
Denmark from Geneva: We Express Our Deep Concern over HR Activists situation in Bahrain
Denmark representative in the UN Human Rights Council expressed her country's "deep" concern over "the situation of human rights activists in Bahrain, including the Danish-Bahraini citizen Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja."
Al-Wedai to Human Rights Council: Bahraini Children Prevented from Receiving Shiite Religious Education
Bahrain Mirror: Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), made a statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva saying that “most of Bahraini Shiite students have been prevented from receiving their Shiite religious education.”
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei and Michael Payne: Joint Statement Issued by 33 States Marks Bahrain’s Last Chance to Demonstrate Commitment to HR
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The two activists Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei and Michael Payne said in a joint article on the ibtimes website that “the joint statement issued by 33 states mark last chance to demonstrate a real commitment to human rights."
GCC to Take Measures Against States the Condemned HR Violations in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned the joint statement issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council that was delivered by the Swiss Federation on behalf of a number of states that condemned human rights violations in Bahrain.
Nabeel Rajab: HR Institutions Ready to Help Bahrain Implement Geneva Statement Recommendations
Bahrain Mirror: President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, said that the human rights institutions in Bahrain are ready to help Bahrain implement the recommendations listed in the joint statement signed by 33 states.
Bahrain Slams Geneva Statement for “Naming-and-Shaming” & Complains about “Ignoring Information”
Bahrain Mirror: The Kingdom of Bahrain rejected the joint statement signed by 33 states at the 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling on the countries supporting the statement “to seek information from impartial and credible resources.”
UN Group Says Al-Wefaq’s Secretary-General Arbitrarily Detained
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stressed that the Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, is arbitrarily imprisoned.
HR Groups Call on HR Council to Make Efforts to Open OHCHR Office in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Twelve non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council on July 16, 2015 regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain in which they called for the release of “human rights defenders” in Bahrain and “investigate into all allegations of torture and ill-treatment”.
Czech Republic Calls for Finding a Political Solution in Bahrain at Human Rights Council
Bahrain Mirror: The Czech Republic called for finding a peaceful solution within a democratic framework to the political crisis in Bahrain.
Seminar on "Jaw Prison Crime" Held at Human Rights Council in Geneva Today
A Bahraini civil delegation will participate in the meetings of the United Nations Human Rights Council to be held in Geneva today (Monday, June 15, 2015).