Participation in the Human Rights Council 35th Session


Between the 6th and the 23th of June 2018, the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have partook in the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held in Geneva. Mr. Ghassan Khamis; Chairman of the International Relations Committee has represented the GIDHR.

Mr. Khamis has met representatives of several States’ permanent mission to highlight the human rights violations against activists and opponents in Bahrain. He has urged them to set effective recommendations to the Bahraini government in order to improve the human rights situation and pressure them to take serious measures in this regard.

The representative of the GIDHR; Mr. Khamis, has also participated in various events and side events organised at the margin of the HRC sessions, which have all highlighted the deteriorating human rights situation in the region.

Indeed, Mr. Khamis’s efforts have been welcomed by members of the permanent missions who have expressed willingness to cooperate with local and international human rights organisations to find effective means of pressure on the government of Bahrain to put an end to the abuses being committed in the country.