Reports

Freedom House Downgrades Bahrain in 2015 “Freedom of the World” Report

March 26, 2015

Freedom House today released their Freedom in the World Report 2015, downgrading Bahrain on their political rights to the lowest possible rating and continuing to list the country as “Not Free.” Freedom House highlighted the rating decline noting failings in the 2014 legislative elections in November and the refusal to address issues raised by the Shia majority, including gerrymandering for [...]

ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR Publish New Report on Shia Discrimination

March 11, 2015

11 March 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights are pleased to announce the publishing of a new report entitled, “Apart in Their Own Land: Government Discrimination against Shia in Bahrain.” The report is available for download here. The foreword of the report is [...]

ADHRB Publishes Report on Saudi Arabia’s Judiciary

March 10, 2015

10 March 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain is pleased to announce the publishing of a new report entitled The Pretense of Progress–a shadow report on the implementation of Saudi Arabia’s recommendations from the Special Rapporteur on the Judges and lawyers. The report is available for download here. The foreword of the report is available below. In [...]

ADHRB Assesses King Abdullah’s Reign and Need for Reform in Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Today, ADHRB released a report assessing the reign of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who died today after more than a decade of rule. Despite his adopted status as a reformer and peacemaker, King Abdullah’s reign was marked by deterioration in civil, political and human rights in the kingdom. Please click here for a PDF of the [...]

A Shadow Report on the Office of the Ombudsman and the B-NIHR

December 4, 2014

Subservient and Unaccountable: A Shadow Report on the Bahraini Ministry of the Interior’s Ombudsman and Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights  Published July 2014 | Updated October 2014 This report explores the work of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior Ombudsman and the Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights, measuring their progress as human rights institutions and their [...]
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