Issue #19

September 2019

GIDHR: 30 Bahraini children were arbitrarily arrested between Jan & May 2019, & human rights violations were committed in the Gulf

September 2019
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) issued a summary for the crackdown on human rights in the Gulf States in the first 8 months of 2019. The report highlighted the human rights violations committed in Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arabic Emirates and Kuwait.

Bahrain

September 2019

United Arab Emirates: Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th Birthday

October 2019
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced multiple projects promoting pluralism and tolerance both at home and abroad. 2019 has been declared the ‘Year of Tolerance’ and in 2020, Dubai will host the World Expo trade fair, under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ Upon Dubai’s selection for this exhibition in 2013, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said: “[w]e renew our promise to astonish the world in 2020.” We welcome these public commitments to tolerance and open-mindedness.

GIDHR organized a seminar entitled “Human Rights Violations: The False Face of Saudi Reforms”

October 2019

Newsletter #21

October 2019
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) released its 21st monthly newsletter on the human rights situation in the Gulf for October 2019