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5 Sep, 2014

UN experts urge Bahrain to release human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja

GENEVA (5 September 2014) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts has urged the government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-...

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5 Sep, 2014

OHCHR: Bahrain: Violations Of Public Freedoms And Targeting Of Human Rights Activists Remain Of Serious Concern

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Date: 5 September 2014 Location:    Geneva Subject:    1) Bahrain...

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29 Jun, 2014

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture gives a speech about torture in Bahrain

Video statement on Bahrain given by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez on the International day of torture victims: https://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/...

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25 May, 2014

Enforced disappearances: UN expert group concerned about the high number of recent cases reported

GENEVA (16 May 2014) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* reviewed during its 103rd session more than one hundred newly reported cases and...

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Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeldt
26 Apr, 2014

Independent UN human rights expert urges Bahrain to stop persecuting Shi’a Muslims

  24 April 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Bahrain to stop the harassment and persecution of a Shi’a Muslim leader...

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1 Mar, 2014

CEDAW: Concluding observations on the third periodic report of Bahrain

Download the document here, or read the text below. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Concluding observations on the third periodic report of...

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13 Sep, 2013

Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 24th Session

9 September 2013 Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity to...

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Cécile Pouilly
7 Aug, 2013

Bahrain: Concern about recommendations for harsher punishments against Terrorism

Press briefing notes ​ Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly Location: Geneva Date: 6 August 2013 We are concerned...

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15 Jul, 2013

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions' communication with the government of Bahrain regarding death of two children

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns - Addendum - Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and...

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24 Apr, 2013

Bahrain: Government Effectively Cancels UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s Visit

The following statement was taken from the official website for the UN's Office of the High Commission for Human Rights. The full text of the official statement can be...

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