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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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