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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and sec

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Bahraini NGOs to submit rights feedback

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Bahrain, including human rights groups, have been given a week to submit their analysis on the country's rights record, which will come under scrutiny in Geneva next month. The Foreign

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Bahrain's rights watchdog probes abuse claims

Bahrain's rights watchdog has registered 34 complaints in the last six months, including torture allegations and sectarian discrimination.   The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has launched inves

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Bahrain urged to have clear agenda at UN talks

Bahrain needs to have a clear agenda when it faces a major UN rights meeting, a top official has said.   The kingdom's rights record is scheduled to come under scrutiny in September during the 27th session of

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Landmark deal on rights co-operation signed

Bahrain's Shura Council has signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Human Rights to reinforce future co-operation between the two bodies.   Council chairman Ali Sale

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Sodic considers $140m rights issue

Sodic, Egypt's third-largest listed property developer, is considering a deeply-discounted one billion Egyptian pound ($140 million) rights issue, it said on Monday.   "The board of directors has agreed

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New association for expat labourers' rights

Unionists in Bahrain are mobilising to create a new association that will fight for the rights of more than 120,000 expatriate labourers working in Bahrain's construction sector.   The initiative, spearheaded

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UN council praises Bahrain's rights record

The UN's Human Rights Council has praised Bahrain for taking "positive steps" in improving its human rights record.   Forty-six members of the council yesterday urged Bahrain to allow the Office of

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Torture claims in Bahrain to be probed

A high-level committee has been formed to probe allegations of torture and arbitrary arrests made by an opposition group.   Al Wefaq National Islamic Society released its annual human rights report yesterday whic

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NIHR report on violations to be released

A report documenting alleged human rights violations faced by Bahrainis and expatriates since the unrest in 2011 has been completed.   The first report of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) will be

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