Meeting the Green Party in Melbourne

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On Monday, 14 November 2017, a delegation from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have met Mrs. Clear Ohranor; the political adviser to the Australian Senator and Mr. Richard de Natail; the head of the Green Party. The meeting has aimed at strengthening the GIDHR’s human rights relations and highlighting the deteriorating …

Bahraini Human Rights Organizations: The Political Space in Bahrain is turning Dark Black amid the Dissolution of “Waad” Political Party Revealing Lack of Judicial Independency

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Bahraini human rights organizations have said that the Bahraini authorities have strengthened the closure of the democratic space through the decision of the second Supreme Court of Appeal to uphold the verdict of dissolving the National Democratic Action Association (Waad) during the session held on Thursday, 26 October 2017. When other decisions against a number …

GIDHR: The statement of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MoI) is inaccurate and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urgently demanded to inspect the conditions of prisons and detainees in Bahrain

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The statement of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MoI) is inaccurate and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urgently demanded to  inspect the conditions of prisons and detainees in Bahrain On 19 October 2017, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) issued a statement in response to the social media information on the violations …

Bahraini human rights organizations appeal to the international community and human rights organizations to save prisoners in Bahrain

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The undersigned human rights organizations call upon the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to urgently visit Bahraini prisons to stand upon their situation and invite UN Special Rapporteurs and relevant UN working groups to submit new applications to visit Bahrain. The organizations are calling on the Member States of the Human Rights Council …

Visit to Mrs. Lee Rubin; Member of the Federal Parliament

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On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, a delegation from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have visited Australia’s federal parliamentarian for the Green Party, Mrs. Lee Rubin, at her office in Sydney. The visit has focused on the human rights situation in Bahrain, where the delegation have briefed some of the human rights …

The 27th UPR Session

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The Universal Periodic Review is an important, both event and mechanism, which could work as a counterbalance to evaluate and develop the situation of human rights in a particular state, by improving the relationship between the government and civil society in order to foster stronger collaboration and commitment. Amid the increasing deterioration of the status …

Chambers of Death

On Tuesday, 22 August 2017, three human rights organizations, the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights, and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, issued an extensive report on violations committed by the Bahraini National Security Agency (NSA). The report highlights the top violations committed by members of this …

Gulf Institute condemns the Unfair Verdict against HRD Nabeel Rajab, and Calls on Bahrain to Respect Human Rights

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A Bahraini court has sentenced the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Head of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), to two years imprisonment over television interviews in 2015 and 2016, which the authorities claim it would “undermine its image.”   Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) condemns the unfair sentence against the …

Visit to the Ambassador of Belgium in Australia

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On Friday, April 28 2017, a delegation from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have visited the Embassy of the Belgian Kingdom in the Australian capital Canberra. The delegation met the Belgian ambassador Mr. Gin Los Podson, within the GIDHR’s agenda of strengthening cooperation frameworks with the diplomatic institutions in order to …