BCHR Releases Report Detailing Attacks on Children in Bahrain
The BCHR has released a new report detailing the authorities' attacks on children, and violations of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. The Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed its concern "at the considerable delay since 2002 in the adoption of the Child Rights" and it called upon the state party 'to adopt, as a matter of urgency, the Child Rights" and other laws concerning the family and civil society. However, no progress has been made to date in this area.
Instead, there has been an increasing number of attacks reported on children, including torture, forced disappearances, beatings, psychological mistreatment, and attacks on schools. The report includes recommendations for how the government must reform its methods in order to comply with the international treaties to which it is a party.