In a judgment released Tuesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) sided with Qatar in its dispute over an air blockade imposed against it by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The ICJ held that the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has jurisdiction to entertain the application submitted to [...]
Amnesty International reported Tuesday that the COVID-19 contact tracing apps in Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway violate privacy laws. The contact tracing apps intended to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have placed thousands of people at risk, according to research by the Amnesty security lab. The app in Kuwait and Bahrain requires a National [...]
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed concern Thursday after a Bahrain court convicted 139 individuals of terrorism in a mass trial on Tuesday. The individuals were convicted of terrorism and extremism related to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. All but one of those convicted were stripped of their nationality. The commissioner is concerned [...]
Bahrain’s High Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced 139 terror suspects to prison terms ranging from three years to life in prison. The court also revoked the citizenship of all but one of those convicted. Bahrain’s state news agency reported that the 139 people convicted were part of a network organized and trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard [...]
Bahrain’s highest court on Monday upheld a life sentence for Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman for spying for neighboring country Qatar. According to Amnesty International, the case is based on conversations that Salman had in 2011 with the former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, SSheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber [...]
A group of independent UN human rights experts called upon Bahrain to end human rights violations and investigate events surrounding the State of National Safety declared in 2011. The experts warned against military courts exercising jurisdiction over civilians and discrimination based on gender, gender identity and ethnicity. The report called for abolishment of the death penalty and [...]
Qatar filed an Application Instituting Proceedings against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday, accusing the UAE of discriminating against Qataris in violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) . Qatar accuses the UAE of, among other things, “prohibit by [...]
A Bahrain court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to five years in February over Tweets critical of the Bahraini government. Rajab is the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights . He was convicted over Tweets about Bahraini prison torture and civilians casualties from [...]
UN human rights experts called for a retrial on Monday following flawed trial procedure and due process violations in the conviction of four men sentenced to death in the Bahraini High Military Court in December. The four men,...
A federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on Wednesday partially granted President Donald Trump's motions to dismiss an emoluments challenge , allowing the remainder of the claims to proceed....