Tuesday 21 April 2015
 
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‘Yes for Jaafari Family Law’ drive launched in Bahrain

A campaign to defend the rights of women in Bahrain was launched yesterday (March 2) in Geneva, Switzerland. Spearheaded by the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS), the 'Yes for Jaafari Family Law' drive aims to of

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Bahrain records 25pc fall in rights complaints

Fewer complaints were investigated by Bahrain's chief rights watchdog last year reflecting the country's improved human rights record, according to officials. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) said it had re

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'Biased' rights report on Bahrain rapped

A report from an international human rights group criticising Bahrain's judiciary has been branded politically motivated and biased. The 635-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) World Report 2015, released yesterday (January 29), pro

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Bahraini rights groups set up Gulf coalition

A new pan-Gulf human rights organisation has been formed by founding members including two Bahraini campaign groups. The Gulf Association for Rights and Freedom (GARF) is a Bahraini initiative that includes the Bahrain Human Right

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Bahraini activists in ‘#ICan'tBreathe' drive against violence

Rights activists in Bahrain have launched their own "I Can't Breathe" campaign, taking up a slogan adopted by American protesters outraged by the police killing of an African-American man. However, the term is not being used in Ba

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US torture report outlines catalogue of abuse

US officials have lost the right to criticise others now that their own grisly detention and interrogation methods have been exposed, according to Bahraini activists. Shocking revelations about the extent of the Central Intelligen

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Burgan Bank increases capital through rights issuance

Burgan Bank, a leading commercial bank by assets in Kuwait, has completed its capital increase through a rights issuance announced earlier. The bank’s shareholders have subscribed in the capital increase during the designate

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Bahrain wins top EU rights honour

A major human rights award will be presented to two Bahraini institutions by the European Union (EU) in a ceremony next week. The Interior Ministry Ombudsman and the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), Bahrain's main

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UK hails Bahrian’s human rights success

Bahrain has been praised for its 'real efforts' in the area of human rights by the UK government. In its latest Human Rights and Democracy Report, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) outlined the steps taken by B

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Bahrain unveils watchdog rights report

Bahrain’s main rights watchdog opened up its records to share its annual report with envoys from around the world. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) met a host of ambassadors at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manam

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